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Troopers locate 130 lbs. of marijuana, handgun during traffic stop

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Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 12:16 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people after locating 130 pounds of marijuana and a firearm during a traffic stop on Thursday.

Around 4:00 p.m., a trooper saw a Ford Explorer fail to signal a turn after exiting Interstate 80 at mile marker 360, near Waco. 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.

The driver, Alexander Garcia, 24, of Summerfield, Florida, and passenger, Ashley Gornto, 29, of Belleview, Florida, were arrested for 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 were booked into York County Jail.

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