A traffic stop Wednesday morning along Interstate 80 on the west edge of Lincoln turned up a half-pound of cocaine, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.
Chief Deputy Ben Houchin said a deputy stopped a Ford F-150 at 8:40 a.m. near the Northwest 48th Street exit and began to suspect criminal activity. He said deputies were allowed to search the pickup and found a half-pound of cocaine in a backpack and $2,044 in cash.
The cocaine had an estimated street value of $20,000, he said.
Deputies arrested the passenger, 36-year-old Everardo Lopez of Minnesota, on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.
The driver wasn't arrested.