Nov 30, 2019 9:00 PM

Troopers seize 190 pounds of pot during Thanksgiving traffic stops

Posted Nov 30, 2019 9:00 PM

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HALL COUNTY, NE— State troopers arrested two people and seized nearly 190 pounds of marijuana during traffic stops on Wednesday and Thursday on Interstate 80 and Interstate 76, according to a media release from the Nebraska State Patrol


Wednesday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. CT, a trooper observed an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe following another vehicle too closely on Interstate 80 at mile marker 297 near Wood River, approximately 3 hours north of Salina, Kansas.


During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance in the vehicle.


Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered 169 pounds of marijuana. The driver, Khamla Bongxay, 31, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in Hall County Jail.


Thursday morning at approximately 10:45 a.m.MT, a trooper observed an eastbound Infinity Q50 speeding at mile marker 2 on Interstate 76. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity and performed a search of the vehicle.


During the search, troopers found 20 pounds of marijuana, THC edibles, and a handgun. The driver, Jimmy Fabian, 26, of Madison, Wisconsin, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during a felony drug offense, and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in Cheyenne County Jail.

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U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer


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KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man whose auto windows were so darkly tinted that it gave police a reason to stop him was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison on a drug trafficking charge, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.


Ty Stultz, 44, Shawnee, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Police in Kansas City, Kan., responded to a complaint that a man in a silver Cadillac was selling drugs at an apartment complex. They spotted Stultz driving out of the complex.


They found probable cause to stop him when they noticed that the one-way glass in his windows appeared to violate state law, which prohibits window tinting that blocks more than 35 percent of sunlight. In the car, officers found methamphetamine and a .40 caliber handgun. A records check determined Stultz had prior drug convictions.