Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested a California man after finding 26 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Lexington over the weekend.
It happened at about 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said a trooper stopped a Hyundai Azera for failing to stop at a stop sign after exiting I-80 at the Overton interchange and became suspicious of criminal activity.
Thomas said a search of the trunk turned up a duffel bag with 26 packages, 25 of which contained methamphetamine, and nearly a third of a pound of pills, suspected to contain fentanyl.
Troopers arrested the driver, 35-year-old Octavio Padilla-Garcia of Los Angeles, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and no drug tax stamp.
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