KIMBALL, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol arrested three people in two separate drug-related incidents in Kimball County.

Troopers said they saw a Toyota van parked on the shoulder of Interstate 80, near mile marker 8 in Kimball County, at 11:40 a.m. MT on Jan. 22. The Toyota reportedly had vehicle trouble and the troopers stopped to assist the driver.

Officials said the driver was 38-year-old Micah Cameron, of Colorado, and the troopers found out he had a firearm with him. Cameron was reportedly not allowed to be in possession of a firearm.

According to authorities, they were trying to arrest Cameron when he threw a glass object on the ground. The object was reportedly drug paraphernalia and had suspected methamphetamine inside it. 

NSP said they searched Cameron's vehicle and found a rifle and multiple firearm components inside. He was lodged in Kimball County Jail and arrested for possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

Troopers said they saw a Ford Transit that was reportedly speeding north on 53A Spur near Dix at 3:50 p.m. MT on Monday.

Officials said the troopers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. They reported noticing the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

According to authorities, they searched the vehicle and 261.5 pounds of suspected marijuana and 50.5 pounds of suspected THC hash. The total weight of the marijuana products was 312 pounds. They also reported finding a fake driver’s license that belonged to the driver.

NSP said the driver was 19-year-old Noah Ropon and the passenger was 20-year-old Anthony George, both of Pennsylvania. They were both lodged at the Kimball County Jail and arrested for possession of marijuana – over one pound and possession with intent to deliver. Ropon was also cited for criminal impersonation.