(Kimball County, NE) -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people in two incidents in Kimball County, including the discovery of over 300 pounds of suspected marijuana.
The Nebraska State Patrol says around 3:50 Monday afternoon, troopers spotted a Ford Transit van speeding as it traveled northbound on 53A Spur near Dix. NSP says during the traffic stop, a trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Investigators say during a search of the vehicle, 261.5 pounds of suspected marijuana and 50.5 pounds of suspected THC hash were found. The total weight of the marijuana products was 312 pounds. Troopers also located a fake driver’s license belonging to the driver.
The driver, 19 year old Noah Ropon of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and passenger, 20 year old Anthony George of Beaver, Pennsylvania, were arrested for possession of marijuana – over one pound and possession with intent to deliver. Ropon was also cited for criminal impersonation.