Troopers find 60 lbs of marijuana in Dawson County traffic stop

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 2:21 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating 60 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Darr.

At approximately 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Ford Fusion fail to signal a turn after it exited I-80 at mile marker 231. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle. According to NSP, a search of the vehicle revealed 60 pounds of marijuana contained in bags in the trunk of the vehicle.

The driver, Christopher Ryan-Goetze, 30, and passenger, Hannah Umpstead, 24, both of Denver, Colorado, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to distribute, and no drug tax stamp.

Both were lodged in Dawson County Jail.

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