A 35-year-old California man was booked into the Dawson County Jail in Lexington following a traffic stop along Interstate 80 late Friday afternoon. The Nebraska State Patrol stopped a vehicle at the Overton exit for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper obtained consent to search the vehicle and found a duffel bag in the trunk. The bag contained 25 packages that field-tested positive for Methamphetamine with a total weight of 26.2 pounds. A package of unknown pills was also seized. Octavio Padilla-Garcia of Los Angeles was placed under arrest and arraigned in Dawson Count Court Monday afternoon on a charge of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, a Class 1B Felony. Bond was set at $1 Million but, he could be released if 10% surety is posted. His next hearing was scheduled for March 4, 20201 at 8:30am.
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