February 1, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Seward County I-80 Traffic Stop Reveals Guns & Suspected Drug Money

COURTESY/31-year-old, Demitris M. Bow of Oakley, CA

Deputies with the Seward County Sheriff’s Office arrested one male and located nine (9) handguns and suspected drug currency in a traffic stop between Goehner and Seward on I-80.

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Seward County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan Altima after observing a vehicle and traffic violation on I-80 near MM 375 WB. During the traffic stop, the deputy became increasingly suspicious that the driver, and sole occupant, was involved in criminal activity. During the stop, reasonable suspicion of criminal activity was developed and, as a result, the deputy deployed his K9. The K9 alerted to the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.

A subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle revealed nine (9) handguns and several magazines. Two (2) of the handguns have been confirmed stolen. The search also revealed $19,660 in what is believed to be drug proceeds.

The driver, Demitris M. Bow, 31, of Oakley, CA, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of U.S. drug currency. Bow was lodged in the Seward County Detention Center.

Source: Nebraska Regional News