NSP Says Nearly 60 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Seward County Stop


The Nebraska State Patrol says two people were arrested Saturday after finding nearly 60 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop in Seward County.

The agency says a trooper stopped a SUV traveling east on Interstate 80 for speeding. The trooper searched the vehicle after noticing suspicious packages in the back of the 2014 Ford Expedition.

NSP officials say 58.6 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1 million was seized. Seventeen packages with the drug were found throughout the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Sonia Hernandez, of Norwalk, Calif., and a passenger, 21-year-old Freddy Hernandez Jr., of Dry Fork, Va., were both lodged in the Seward County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.