NELIGH — A traffic stop on Highway 14 near Neligh led to the seizure of several ounces of marijuana and charges against a Colorado resident.

Capt. Paul Hattan of the Nebraska State Patrol said a trooper stopped a northbound 2000 Toyota Corolla on Saturday evening for not stopping on a stop sign in Neligh.

After making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a search was conducted. The search  resulted in the discovery of several ounces of marijuana in a bag of dog food, Hattan said.

A passenger in the vehicle, Joshua Person of Julesburg, Colorado, was cited for more than an ounce and less than a pound of marijuana.

He was given a court date in Antelope County Court and released.

In other news

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a stolen Yamaha ATV that was taken earlier this month from a rural location between Stanton and Pilger.

STANTON — A 41-year-old Woodland Park man was sentenced to a total of 15 months in the Stanton County jail following his conviction for obstructing a police officer, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

STANTON — The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a one-vehicle traffic accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Stanton man.

An open house is scheduled for next week to honor Kent Warneke on his retirement from journalism on a full-time basis.

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