In April of 2011, a Deuel County Deputy stopped a pickup in Deuel County for a traffic violation.
After the driver of the vehicle became nervous, evasive and uncooperative, the deputy called in a Nebraska State Trooper with a drug service dog.
Deuel County Sheriff Adam Hayward requested Customs Enforcement take the case, which they did.
Some of the money was then given back to the Deuel County Sheriff’s Office – which was used to purchase a used 2008 ex-Kansas State Patrol Dodge Charger.
The leftover money will be used for incidental training and equipment needed by the office.
By Josh Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala