Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies seized seven firearms during a Interstate 80 traffic stop Sept. 19, 2019. The two men arrested during the stop are accused of being felons in possession of them along with over a gram of methamphetamine.

Investigators arrested two men after finding methamphetamine and seizing seven guns in an Interstate 80 stop Thursday west of Lincoln, Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said.

A deputy stopped an eastbound 2018 Nissan Altima at 10 a.m. for following another vehicle too closely west of the Northwest 48th Street exit, Wagner said.

After suspecting the men inside were involved in criminal activity, the deputy asked whether they had anything illegal inside, Wagner said. 

The men told the deputy they had a small amount of marijuana, so the deputy searched the car and found the seven firearms in the trunk, he said. 

Two of the four pistols were fully loaded.

Just more than a gram of meth was found in the car, and the marijuana they had was less than an ounce, Wagner said.

Neither of the men gave investigators their real name, but investigators identified them as Zachary R. Macomber, 27, of Annapolis, Maryland, and Drake Banks, 28, of St. Louis.

Macomber was the driver.

Both men have been jailed on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. 

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