Apr 12, 2024

Troopers Locate Thousands of Suspected Fentanyl Pills in North Platte

Posted Apr 12, 2024 12:52 AM
Tyrone Cash (Courtesy of Lincoln County Jail)
Tyrone Cash (Courtesy of Lincoln County Jail)

By Cody Thomas
Nebraska State Patrol

APRIL 11, 2024 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) —Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Utah man after locating nearly five pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in North Platte. Sunday, April 7, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a trooper observed a Kia SUV traveling without headlights or taillights on Jeffers Street north of Interstate 80. During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle revealed multiple bags containing thousands of suspected fentanyl pills. The total weight of the pills was nearly five pounds. Troopers also located a handgun in the vehicle.

The driver, Tyrone Cash, 38, of Spanish Fork, Utah, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was lodged in Lincoln County.