Nebraska troopers find stolen gun, marijuana in traffic stop

February 22, 2018

WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have recovered a stolen gun and seized several pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Wood River in central Nebraska.

The patrol says the stop Wednesday afternoon also led to the arrest of four people from Des Moines, Iowa.

The patrol says the car was stopped on suspicion of failing to stop at a stop sign before turning onto a rural highway, then entering I-80. The trooper reported a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car during the stop and searched it. The patrol says four pounds of marijuana and the gun were found during the search. The patrol says the gun had been reported stolen from Des Moines.

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