Cheyenne County I-80 drug seizure

Two Pennsylvania men are being held in the Cheyenne County jail following a drug seizure that included 127 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 80.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a troopers made contact with a vehicle in reference to improper parking and public urination one mile west of the Brownson interchange on I-80 at around 5:25 Thursday afternoon.

As troopers made contact, they smelled the odor of marijuana. When searching the vehicle, troopers seized approximately 127 pounds of marijuana, 1 pound of hashish, a small amount of cocaine and $960 in currency.

The driver of the vehicle, Kenneth R. Turner, 23, Pittsburgh, PA., was lodged in the Cheyenne County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and public urination. A passenger, Gabriel T. Nowak, 30, Finleyville, PA., was lodged in the Cheyenne County Jail on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

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