Police find 232 pounds of pot, more than $400K in suspect’s car following Nebraska bomb hoax

Police find 232 pounds of pot, more than $400K in suspect’s car following Nebraska bomb hoax
Thomas Trouba, 25, accused of leaving a fake bomb outside the Douglas County Courthouse Friday, is being held on a $1 million bond for the bomb threat as well as a $1 million bond for drug charges. Authorities found 232 pounds of marijuana in Trouba's vehicle. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

OMAHA, Neb. — A Nebraska man suspected of planting a fake bomb in downtown Omaha is being held on a $2 million bond after authorities found mass quantities of drugs and cash inside both his car and residence.

Authorities contend a surveillance video showed Thomas Trouba, 25, take two boxes from the back seat of his vehicle, set them down on the sidewalk near the Douglas County Courthouse at about 2 p.m. Friday and drive away, WOWT reported.

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The Omaha Police Department evacuated the area and determined the packages contained no explosive devices, but investigators found more than $400,000 cash in Trouba’s vehicle and multiple illegal substances, including MDMA, codeine, drug paraphernalia and 232 pounds of marijuana, KETV reported.

A subsequent search of Trouba’s residence revealed at least 2,000 grams of suspected THC wax, roughly 227 grams of MDMA, about 181 grams of suspected marijuana, scales for weighing narcotics and U.S. currency totaling $16,850, according to an itemized list made public Monday by the police department.

He has been charged with threatening explosive use/placing a false bomb, possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of obstructing government operations, KETV reported.

Trouba was arrested without incident, and the bond amount includes $1 million for the bomb threat and $1 million on the drug charges, WOWT reported.