Traffic stop ends with drug arrest

It started as a traffic stop, ending in a drug bust.
It started as a traffic stop, ending in a drug bust.(KSNB)
Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 2:01 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A weekend traffic stop ended with a 19-year-old Omaha man arrested on drug charges involving up to at least five different drugs.

Grand Island Police said Patrick Ford was pulled over after speeding through a yellow light on South Locust Street. After stopping the car, Ford reportedly admitted to police running the light and speeding. After seeing a vape pen in the car, which he is too young to legally have, Ford further admitted to having drugs in the car.

Police said they searched the vehicle and found a wide variety of drugs, along with products commonly used for packaging and selling them. Those items included empty pill capsules, funnels for filling those pills, an electronic scale and cash suspected to have been used in drug transactions.

Ford was arrested for possession with intent to distribute of Xanax, Oxycodone, Morphine and LSD. He also had a small amount of Ecstasy with him.

Ford faces additional potential charges for other drug dealing acts, along with the original traffic violations.

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