The Nebraska State Patrol pulled more than 100 pounds of Marijuana off Interstate 80 in western Nebraska late last week. The first traffic stop occurred around 4:21pm MT in Kimball County. Around 35 pounds of Marijuana was seized. A 24-year-old North Carolina woman, Kiara Mendez was taken into custody and lodged in the Kimball County Jail.
Late Friday night, a vehicle was stopped for failure to maintain lane near the Sutherland interchange around 10:41pm. A State Patrol K-9 sniff led to the discovery of 80 pounds of “high grade” Marijuana in the vehicle. A 61-year-old Florida man, Stephen DeMilta was taken into custody and lodged in the Lincoln County Detention Center and has since bonded out.