Aurora duo arrested with 100 lbs. of pot in Nebraska

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Santiago Adame-Melchor and Anahit Conejo-Galicoa were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Santiago Adame-Melchor and Anahit Conejo-Galicoa were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

SEWARD, Neb. — While marijuana may be legal in Colorado, one of our state’s neighbors sent a strong message to a pair from Aurora who brought nearly 100 pounds of the drug across state lines.

That message? Marijuana is still illegal in Nebraska.

The two, Santiago Adame-Melchor and Anahit Conejo-Galicoa, both 26, were arrested around 11 a.m. on Sunday during the course of a routine traffic stop on eastbound I-80, about 40 miles west of Lincoln.

A Nebraska State Patrol spokesperson confirmed that a trooper stopped the pair’s 2005 Hyundai for following too close. When given consent to search the vehicle, the trooper found a suitcase containing 99.6 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.

Adame-Melchor and Conejo-Galicoa were taken to nearby Seward County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

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