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HENDERSON — Troopers discovered a large amount of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 80, near the Henderson interchange, according to Deb Collins, spokesperson for the Nebraska State Patrol.

Around 12:24 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, a trooper stopped an eastbound 1996 Jeep Cherokee for impeding traffic near milemarker 342. A warning was issued to the driver who was traveling 10 mph below the posted speed limit in the left lane of traffic, causing other motorists to take evasive action.

During the stop, the trooper was given consent to search the vehicle, during which he found 2.1 pounds of methamphetamine. The meth was located in a hidden compartment in the vehicle’s engine manifold.

According to the NSP, the methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $30,000.

The driver of the vehicle, Susana Guevara, 23, of Lancaster, Calif., and a passenger in the vehicle, Karine Guevara, 22, of Las Vegas, Nev., were taken to the Hamilton County Jail, each on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver.

They are facing Class 3 felonies, so if convicted, each could be looking at a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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