On Sunday, troopers arrested a South Dakota man in North Platte and seized more than 10 pounds of controlled substances.
The stop occurred around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, when a trooper saw a 2018 Chevrolet Impala fail to signal while changing lanes on U.S. Highway 83, just south of the I-80 interchange, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
During the stop, a drug detection dog indicated the odor of a controlled substance in the Impala.
A search turned up nine pounds of high grade marijuana and 1.2 pounds of cocaine. The drugs carried an estimated street value of $83,000, Thomas said.
The driver, Christopher Friedel, of Sioux Falls, S.D., was charged with possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession of more than 140 grams of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp.
Friedel was taken to the Lincoln County jail. Bond was set at $500,000, according to Lincoln County sheriff’s records.
Stolen car recovered
Troopers also recovered a stolen car over the weekend in a traffic stop near Omaha.
Just after 8 p.m. Saturday, a trooper stopped a 2014 Ford Focus for not having its lights on, Thomas said. The car was traveling east on I-80 near mile marker 422.
During the stop, troopers determined that the Focus was stolen.
The driver, Klayvaughn McBride, 24, and passenger Abdilatif Abdi, 22, both of Omaha, were charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were taken to the Cass County jail, Thomas said.