290 Lbs of Marijuana Seized on I-80

290 Lbs of Marijuana Seized on I-80
Courtesy: The Nebraska State Patrol

KEARNEY — Almost 290 Lbs of marijuana has been seized and two men have been arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

On Wednesday, troopers spotted a semi pulling a box trailer make an improper lane change at mile marker 279 near Kearney. During a traffic stop, a NSP canine led authorities to the semi-trailer where 284 pounds of marijuana was found, along with marijuana wax and vape tubes; altogether estimated to be worth over $1 million.

The drivers of the semi, identified as 48-year-old Luis Lopez and Kenneth Keepes, were both arrested and are housed in Buffalo County Jail.

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