Troopers Find Six LBs of Methamphetamine in Traffic Stop
FEBRUARY 26, 2021 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — Nebraska State Troopers have arrested two people after locating six pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Hamilton County.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. Thursday, a trooper observed a Nissan Versa fail to stop at a stop sign after it exited Interstate 80 at the Hampton interchange, at mile marker 338. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity.
A search of the vehicle revealed six pounds of methamphetamine, as well less than an ounce of marijuana. The methamphetamine was located in five separate bags in the rear passenger area of the vehicle.
The driver, Carmen Felix Loera, 36, and passenger, an 18-year-old female, both of San Diego, California, were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute, and no drug tax stamp. The 18-year-old was also cited for possession of marijuana – less than an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both women were lodged in Hamilton County Jail.