52 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Traffic Stop near Aurora
Two California men allegedly carrying 52 pounds of marijuana were arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 near Aurora.
A trooper observed an eastbound 2018 Jeep speeding near mile marker 329 at 1:45 p.m. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity and conducted a search of the vehicle.
The search revealed marijuana inside two large boxes in the rear of the vehicle. Additional packages of marijuana were found hidden in the tire compartment. The estimated street value is $156,000.
The driver, Fahiem Faiyaz, 23, and passenger, Ameer Ghafoori, 21, were arrested for possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. Both men were lodged in Hamilton County Jail.