Wisconsin duo face felony charges after traffic stop investigation near Sidney

SIDNEY, NE — A pair from Milwaukee, Wisconsin are facing multiple charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of marijuana in their vehicle. 

Authorities have charged Justice Ayala and Juan Hernandez with possession of marijuana over a pound, possession with the intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. All the charges are felonies. 

Court documents say police pulled over Ayala and Hernandez for speeding on Interstate 80 near Sidney on Saturday, May 29. 

Ayala was the driver and police say her driver's license was suspended at the time. Court documents say Hernandez had a criminal history for drug possession. 

Authorities then had a K9 unit perform an open air sniff around the vehicle. The dog alerted near the rear door on the driver's side. Police conducted a probable cause search.

According to court documents, authorities found two large equipment bags containing smaller bags each filled with what police described as a green leafy substance. 

Authorities say there was over 63 pounds of the substance found in the car. 

Ayala and Hernandez were arraigned on the charges Tuesday, June 1. Their next appearance is set for Monday, June 14. The pair's bond is set at $250,000 each.