2 Cedar Rapids-natives arrested after drugs found in Nebraska traffic stop
Law enforcement officials near Omaha have seized about 20 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and hash from a car heading to Iowa.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies discovered the drugs in a car they tried to pull over early Wednesday morning on Interstate 80 in Omaha. Deputies say the car left the interstate and stopped in a parking lot in eastern Omaha.
The deputies searched the car after detecting the smell of marijuana coming from it.
Officials say they found 14 pounds of marijuana in numerous heat-sealed bags inside a black trash bag, nearly five pounds of cocaine and 23 containers of hash.
The driver of the vehicle, Maxwell Podgorski, 21, and passenger Jermal Brown, 24, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Officials say they were driving from Colorado to Iowa.