Guns, Controlled Substances Found in I-80 Traffic Stops

Guns, Controlled Substances Found in I-80 Traffic Stops

April 6, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.
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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people after finding firearms and controlled substances during two Interstate 80 traffic stops this week.

Sunday, at approximately 11:20 a.m., troopers arrested a Washington man after locating LSD and concealed firearms during a traffic stop on I-80. The incident occurred when a trooper stopped a Toyota Tundra for a registration violation on I-80 near mile marker 156. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana as well as 93 dosage units of LSD and two concealed firearms, which included a handgun and shotgun. The driver, Deandre Young, 24, of Puyallup, Washington, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of marijuana – less than an ounce. He was lodged Lincoln County Jail.

Tuesday, at approximately 6:30 p.m., troopers arrested two people after locating more than 600 controlled pills and a handgun during a traffic stop near Aurora. A trooper observed a Mercedes sedan traveling at over 100 miles per hour at mile marker 326 on I-80. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed over 500 Oxycodone pills, over 80 Adderall pills, over 60 Alprazolam pills, 20 ounces of liquid Codeine, and one-half pound of marijuana. Troopers also located a handgun. The driver, Lydia Newton, 21, of Vanderbilt, Pennsylvania, and passenger, Kayla Knabenshue, 22, of Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania, were arrested for possession of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and other charges. Newton was also cited for no operators’ license and speeding. Both were lodged in Hamilton County Jail.

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