Two people found with stolen guns and drugs after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 75 pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Washington County District Court.
Luke Hansen, 32, of Blair and Omrianna Fighter, 30, of Omaha are each charged with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, a Class IIA felony; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a Class IV felony.
Both could face up to 44 years in prison and two years of post-release supervision if convicted.
Hansen and Fighter were arrested Jan. 24 after they were stopped by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Shane Thallas for traffic violation on Highway 75 near mile marker 105.
During a search of the vehicle, Thallas found two long guns in the trunk of the car. Both were found to be stolen. Neither gun was loaded.
While talking with Hansen, Thallas heard something fall to the ground. He located a glass meth pipe. He also recovered a sandwich bag with a white crystal substance and a small jewelry bag with a white rock substance. Both tested positive for meth.
Hansen and Fighter are scheduled to appear in court again March 29.