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Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies found roughly $400,000 worth of methamphetamine in a truck during a traffic stop on Monday

LINCOLN, Nebraska – During a routine traffic stop, deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office discovered a quantity of methamphetamine in a truck that had a street value of around $400,000 dollars.

On Monday evening about 5 o’clock, officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit pulled down a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck bearing California license plates for a moving infraction on eastbound Interstate 80 around mile marker 409.

According to Chief Ben Houchin, both the driver and the passenger provided permission for the deputies to search the pick-up truck. During the search, the deputies discovered 79 pounds of methamphetamine, which has an estimated value of between $350,000 and $400,000.

Juan Gonzalez and Gladis Rivera have both been sent to the detention center after being arrested for allegedly possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.

According to Chief Houchin, Gonzalez and Rivera are from the state of California, and it is unknown where they intended to go with the drugs.

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