Jan 14, 2022 8:00 PM

State troopers seize 130 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Posted Jan 14, 2022 8:00 PM

YORK COUNTY —State toopers arrested two people after locating 130 pounds of marijuana and a firearm during a traffic stop on Thursday.

Just after 4:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Ford Explorer fail to signal a turn after exiting Interstate 80 near Waco, according to a media release from the Nebraska State Patrol. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle revealed 130 pounds of marijuana, located in duffel bags in the cargo area. Troopers also located a handgun in the vehicle.

Troopers arrested the driver, Alexander Garcia, 24, of Summerfield, Florida, and passenger, Ashley Gornto, 29, of Belleview, Florida, on requested charges of possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm during a drug violation, and no drug tax stamp. Both are being held in the York County Jail. It is approximately 2-hours north of Salina, Kansas.