Troopers find 55 pounds of cocaine at I-80 rest area near York

YORK — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating 55 pounds of suspected cocaine during an encounter on Interstate 80.

The incident occurred Friday at approximately 7:45 a.m. when a trooper observed a vehicle with a license plate violation parked at the eastbound I-80 rest area near York. During the encounter with the driver, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle, a BMW X5, revealed 55 pounds of suspected cocaine hidden in the spare tire compartment.

The driver, Nicandro Garcia-Perez, 38, of Chino Hills, California, was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in the York County Jail.


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