On May 3, about 4:51 p.m. Nevada?Highway Patrol made a routine stop on?a 2015 black Jeep Cherokee for speeding?on State Route 318 just north of Hiko.
The vehicle was driven by 41-year?old man. A 50-year old woman was the?passenger, but their names were not?released. Upon making the stop, the?trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. After making?a search, a large amount of marijuana,?drug paraphernalia and several bottles?of prescription drugs without a prescription were found. Also found was a?Highpoint .45 handgun.
The two people were arrested and?charged with weapon and drug violations and booked into the Lincoln?County Detention Center but were eventually released on bail.