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59 pounds of meth and 9 pounds of fentanyl in foam statues seized by the Nebraska State Patrol, two Californians arrested

NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska – Two Californians were arrested after troopers discovered more than 120 kilograms of marijuana concealed within foam statues.

At 3 p.m., according to the Nebraska State Patrol, a trooper spoke with two individuals in a car at a rest stop on westbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 221 in Cozad. Thursday, August 18, 2016

It is unclear why the trooper approached the two individuals. A NSP K-9 allegedly detected a restricted drug in the automobile during the incident.

Troopers reportedly discovered two foam sculptures in the backseat upon searching the vehicle. State Patrol in Nebraska asserts that the statues were hollow. Upon opening the statues, troopers allegedly discovered many narcotics bundles.

The parcels allegedly included a total of 59 pounds of methamphetamine and 9 pounds of fentanyl.

The Nebraska State Patrol identified the car’s passengers as San Ysidro, California residents Adriana Gonzalez, 31, and Ildefonso Rivera-Leon, 51.

Both individuals were detained for methamphetamine possession, fentanyl possession, and possession with intent to distribute. They were transported to the Dawson County Jail.

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