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Virginia pair charged in Nebraska marijuana bust

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a Virginia pair, including one from Suffolk, over the weekend after locating more than 180 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

At approximately 7:45 a.m. May 15, a trooper allegedly observed a Dodge Charger fail to signal a turn and drive on the shoulder while exiting Interstate 80 at mile marker 324, in Hamilton County, according to a press release from Nebraska State Patrol.

Hamilton County is in the southeast quadrant of the state, about 85 miles west of Lincoln.

During the traffic stop, a K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed 186 pounds of marijuana contained in heat-sealed packages.

The driver, William Riddick, 30, of Suffolk, and passenger, Breana Williams, 25, of Virginia Beach, were arrested for possession of marijuana — more than one pound, and possession with intent to deliver. Both were lodged in Hamilton County Jail.