Two people have been arrested and 74 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop on I-80.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper stopped a mini-van for speeding and failure to maintain its lane on I-80 near the North Platte exit. A drug dog from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office was brought to the van and a search of the vehicle uncovered the marijuana located in an external luggage rack on top of the mini-van.
The driver of the minivan, 36-year-old Jared Case of St. Petersburg, FL and a female passenger in the vehicle, 30-year-old Izula Maximillen of Arcata, CA have been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell it as well as child endangerment.
A two-year-old boy traveling with the couple has been placed in protective custody with the state.