State troopers were busy on Sunday, arresting four men and seizing several pounds each of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana during two traffic stops.
Early Sunday morning, a trooper clocked a car driving 105 miles an hour on I-80 near Paxton. He gave pursuit and the driver speeded up, and according to the Nebraska State Patrol, driving recklessly and using the shoulder to pass other vehicles. After about a couple of miles, the car exited at the Paxton interchange, drove down the ramp embankment, and back up toward I-80 before going airborne, spinning out in the traffic lanes, and colliding with a guardrail.
Two men in the car tried to run away before being arrested.
A search of the vehicle found multiple packages of high grade marijuana and THC products with a total weight of approximately 6 pounds.
The driver, 32-year-old Isaiah Bassett, and a passenger, 23-year-old Anthony Robinson 23, both of Peoria, Illinois, have been charged with possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, no drug tax stamp, and obstructing a peace officer. Bassett faces other charges, including felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, no operator’s license, and more. Both men were booked in the Keith County Jail.
That afternoon, a trooper clocked a car speeding on Interstate 76 just outside the Colorado border and during a traffic stop found revealed 13 pounds of cocaine and 3 pounds of heroin hidden under a manufactured floor beneath the front seats.
The driver, 30-year-old Maurice Fuller of Chicago and passenger, 47-year-old Rudolph Brown of Philadelphia, were arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. Both men have been booked in the Deuel County Jail.