Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people Friday and seized more than 110 pounds of marijuana in two traffic stops in Sutherland and Kimball.
At approximately 10 p.m., a trooper stopped an eastbound 2019 Ford station wagon for failure to stay in its lane on I-80 near the Sutherland exit.
During the stop, an NSP drug detection dog indicated the presence of a controlled substance in the vehicle.
A search revealed approximately 80 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.
The driver, Stephen Demilta, 61, of Port Orange, Fla. was charged with possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.
Demilta was taken to the Lincoln County jail.
Earlier Friday at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time, a trooper noticed an eastbound 2018 Mercedes coupe speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18.
During the traffic stop, the trooper performed a search of the vehicle and discovered 35 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.
The driver, Kiara Mendez, 24, of Beulaville, N.C., was charged with possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. Mendez was lodged in the Kimball County jail.