Lancaster County authorities say 35-pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1.5 million has been seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.
Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says deputies seized the meth during a traffic stop on I-80 at the Northwest 48th Street exit near Lincoln.
“Several additional people were apprehended in the Omaha area and $112,000 in United States currency was seized that was believed to be connected to the methamphetamine,” Wagner tells reporters during a briefing on the bust.
Wagner says a 35-year-old woman was driving the vehicle stopped by deputies. She had a 12-year-old and an 18-year-old with her. The 12-year-old has been placed in state custody. The woman has not been identified.
Wagner says it was the second big meth bust by his department. Two months ago, deputies seized 30 pounds of meth. All of the meth was destined for the Omaha metropolitan area, according to Wagner.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this report.