HAMILTON COUNTY — Two women are behind bars and 168 pounds of marijuana is now in the hands of authorities after two traffic stops on Interstate 80.
Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested 26-year-old Angel Rubio-Hale on Wednesday after she was found with 141 pounds of marijuana in her car. The search came after a K9 smelled the drugs in her car.
In a separate incident on Wednesday, troopers found 27 pounds of marijuana hidden inside 37-year-old Jessica Nunnery’s luggage. A K9 also detected the odor of the drugs during the traffic stop on the Interstate.
The combined street value of the marijuana is estimated to be around $500,000.
Both suspects remain in Hamilton County Jail.