A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska lands three Illinois residents in jail for possession of several pounds of marijuana.
The stop happened near Ogallala Wednesday morning and resulted in the seizure of 23.1 lbs. of marijuana.
A Nebraska State patrol trooper stopped a 2014 Chevy Tahoe for speeding.
The trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
A search of the SUV led to the seizure of 22 vacuum sealed packages of marijuana contained in garbage bags behind the seat in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.
The driver, 29-year-old Jesse A. Eggers of Peoria, Ill., and passengers 21-year-old Cornia Sumner of East Peoria, Ill. and 29-year-old Alfredo J. Acevedo, 29 of Peoria, Ill., were all charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.