Meth seized in Thursday night Stanton County arrest

STANTON, Neb. -- Nearly one pound of meth was seized Thursday night by the Stanton County Sheriff's Office.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says a deputy made a traffic stop near the junction of Highways 275 and 57 around 9:00 p.m.

During that contact, the driver 40-year-old Robynn Hebda, of Omaha, was found to have a felony warrant for her arrest out of Douglas County. A passenger who initially gave a false name, 25-year-old Tausha Whitman, of Elkhorn, was found to have an active Madison County felony warrant.

Both women, each of whom had previous felony convictions, were placed under arrest and the subsequent investigation revealed that they were in possession of nearly one pound of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia, according to a release from the Stanton County Sheriff's Office.

Whitman was also found carrying a concealed handgun and that firearm was stolen in Omaha, according to the release. Both women were booked on multiple felony charges that include Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to deliver, No Drug Tax Stamp, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Criminal Impersonation and Possession of a stolen firearm.

Both woman were jailed pending the setting of bond. Unger says the methamphetamine seized was intended to be delivered to Norfolk.