Troopers Find Marijuana, Mushrooms, Handgun in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find Marijuana, Mushrooms, Handgun in I-80 Traffic Stop

November 3, 2021
Scottsbluff, NEB.
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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after finding 37 pounds of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Kimball.

At approximately 11:50 a.m. MT Tuesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Dodge Durango speeding on I-80 near mile marker 18. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 37 pounds of marijuana, more than a pound of psilocybin mushrooms, and a handgun.

The driver, Myra Williamson, 19, of Turlock, California, and passenger, Andrew Mendoza, 22, of Keyes, California were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession of a firearm during a drug violation, and no drug tax stamp. Both were lodged in Kimball County Jail.

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