Troopers seize heroin, marijuana on I-80 west of Lincoln

2012-04-02T14:30:00Z 2012-08-15T14:39:35Z Troopers seize heroin, marijuana on I-80 west of LincolnBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
April 02, 2012 2:30 pm  • 

State troopers seized a large amount of heroin and marijuana in a pair of weekend traffic stops on a stretch of Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Seward.

The first stop, on Friday afternoon, turned up 3.6 pounds of heroin. A Nebraska State Patrol trooper stopped a 1994 Honda Accord near the Milford exit and found two packages of heroin in the car's front end, patrol spokesman Mike Meyer said.

Meyer said the amount seized had a street value of about $41,000.

On Sunday afternoon, a trooper found almost 150 pounds of marijuana and 3.3 pounds of hashish in a truck being pulled by a flatbed tow truck. The trooper had stopped the 1999 Dodge Sterling for following too close near the Pleasant Dale exit, Meyer said.

He estimated the value of the drugs from that stop at close to $460,000.

Both drivers -- 43-year-old David Velez Ibarra of Dudley, N.C., in the Accord, and 59-year-old Terrance L. Haggard of Urbana, Ohio, in the truck -- were jailed in Seward County.

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