Nebraska troopers seize 300lbs of marijuana in traffic stop

Published 11-01-2018

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - State troopers in western Nebraska have reported finding more than 360 pounds of marijuana and cannabis products in a traffic stop near Lodgepole.

The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Thursday that the seizure stemmed from a traffic stop around noon Wednesday on Interstate 80. A trooper reported that he stopped a minivan for having an expired license plate and smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

The patrol says a search of the van turned up 309 pounds of marijuana, 46 pounds of edible cannabis products, 14 pounds of a concentrated cannabis drug called shatter, 80 grams of a cannabis syrup, and 2,000 cannabis vape cartridges. The street value of the haul is estimated at more than $1 million.

The 33-year-old driver from Medford, Oregon, was arrested.

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