Troopers Locate 130 LBs of Marijuana, Handgun during Traffic Stop

Troopers Locate 130 LBs of Marijuana, Handgun during Traffic Stop
January 14th, 2022 | NSP

JANUARY 14, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating 130 pounds of marijuana and a firearm during a traffic stop on Thursday.

At approximately 4:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Ford Explorer fail to signal a turn after exiting Interstate 80 at mile marker 360, near Waco. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle revealed 130 pounds of marijuana, located in duffel bags in the cargo area. Troopers also located a handgun in the vehicle.

The driver, 24 year old Alexander Garcia of Summerfield, Florida, and passenger, 29 year old Ashley Gornto of Belleview, Florida, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm during a drug violation, and no drug tax stamp. Both were lodged in York County Jail.

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