Nebraska traffic stop leads to seizure of 20 pounds of cocaine

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 1:57 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KTIV) - A routine traffic stop by the Nebraska State Patrol has led to the seizure of 20 pounds of cocaine and arrest of a California woman.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, troopers arrested Imelda Ambriz, 34, of Los Angeles, California, following a traffic stop near York, Neb., on Saturday, Sept. 17.

It was around 12:35 p.m., Saturday, when a trooper observed a Ford Expedition following another vehicle too closely while traveling on Interstate 80 near York. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 20 pounds of suspected cocaine concealed inside the vehicle’s seats.

Ambriz was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver. She is being held in York County Jail.