State Trooper Invited To The White House

NORFOLK – A Nebraska State Trooper was chosen to speak at the White House for his actions during a drug bust this year.

Trooper Sam Mortenson was invited to the White House Wednesday as part of an event on the progress on the fight to end the opioid crisis.

Mortensen was chosen out of the crowd to say a few words for his actions during a historic year for fentanyl busts in the state.

Since September of 2017, The Nebraska State Patrol seized more than 176 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stops or investigative operations, Mortenson recovered 118 pounds of the drug in Omaha last April.

According to DEA figures, that amount could kill nearly 39 million people.