One Arrested After Troopers Find 10 LBs of Meth, Gun

One Arrested After Troopers Find 10 LBs of Meth, Gun

September 15, 2022
Grand Island, NEB.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine during an encounter at an I-80 rest area near York.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper made contact with the driver of a Hyundai Accent at the eastbound Interstate 80 rest area near York. During the encounter, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana.

A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and 10 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was located concealed inside a suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle. Troopers also located a handgun in the vehicle.

The driver, Monica Morales, 31, of Mount Prospect, Illinois, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm during a drug violation, and possession of marijuana – less than an ounce. She was lodged in York County Jail.