Nebraska State Patrol seizes 115 pounds of marijuana

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Nebraska State Patrol seized more than 110 pounds of marijuana from two traffic stops Friday.

NSP made the first traffic stop when a trooper noticed a speeding 2018 Mercedes coupe near Kimball at mile marker 18 around 1:30 p.m. Troopers found 35 pounds of marijuana and arrested 24-year-old Kiara Mendez for possession.

NSP made a second traffic stop when a 2019 Ford Station wagon failed to say in its lane on 1-80 near Sutherland around 10 p.m. A K9 unit detected the presence of 80 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle. Troopers arrested 61-year old Stephen Demilta for possession.

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