Mar 01, 2021 12:00 AM

State trooper arrests woman, teen after finding 6 pounds of meth

Posted Mar 01, 2021 12:00 AM
Photo courtesy Nebraska State Patrol
Photo courtesy Nebraska State Patrol

HAMILTON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating two woman on drug charges after a traffic stop.

Just after 9:00 a.m. February 25, a trooper observed a Nissan Versa fail to stop at a stop sign after it exited Interstate 80 at the Hampton interchange, according to a media release from the Nebraska State Highway Patrol. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle revealed six pounds of methamphetamine, as well less than an ounce of marijuana. The methamphetamine was located in five separate bags in the rear passenger area of the vehicle.

Troopers arrested the driver, Carmen Felix Loera, 36, and passenger, an 18-year-old female, both of San Diego, California, on requested charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute, and no drug tax stamp. The 18-year-old was also cited for possession of marijuana – less than an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both women remain in the Hamilton County Jail.