Neb. police stop speeding ambulance transporting illegal drugs

Levi Weintraub was driving a surplus ambulance containing cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, ketamine and mushrooms when a police officer stopped him for speeding


By Lori Pilger
Lincoln Journal Star, Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. — It’s not every day that an ambulance gets stopped for speeding and following too closely on Interstate 80. Or that law enforcement finds a cache of illegal drugs inside. 

But that’s just what Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said happened Wednesday at noon in the traffic stop near Lincoln’s airport exit.

Deputities stopped a speeding ambulance and when a dog alerted the officer of possible drugs, a search found that the ambulance contained illegal drugs inside. (Photo/U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)
Deputities stopped a speeding ambulance and when a dog alerted the officer of possible drugs, a search found that the ambulance contained illegal drugs inside. (Photo/U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

He said 35-year-old Levi Weintraub of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was stopped driving a surplus ambulance and arrested when they found cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, ketamine and mushrooms inside after a drug dog alerted to drugs inside.

Prosecutors charged him Thursday with four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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©2019 Lincoln Journal Star, Neb.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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