State troopers arrested two Massachusetts men in a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Milford on Thursday after a search of their van found more than 1,600 pounds of THC edibles, THC wax and some marijuana, an agency spokesman said Friday.
Cody Thomas of the Nebraska State Patrol said a trooper stopped an eastbound 2018 Dodge Caravan for speeding at about 2:30 p.m., and asked to search the van after the trooper suspected there were drugs inside.
That search turned up 488 boxes, each containing 50 THC candy bars, Thomas said in a news release.
BTW - This is by far the largest seizure of THC edibles NSP has ever made.— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) October 12, 2018
Great job, Troops! https://t.co/Fh1aQG93cL
The search also found 465 units of THC wax and a 11 pounds of marijuana, he said.
The total weight of the contraband was 1,640 pounds, and troopers estimated street value at more than $550,000.
Driver Anthony Iovieno, 44, and passenger Casey Pichette, 38, both of North Grafton, were arrested for possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver and taken to the Seward County Jail, the release said.
Thursday's seizure was the largest the agency has ever recorded, Thomas said.
In all of 2017, troopers seized a total of 400 pounds in THC edibles.