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Traffic Stop on I-80 Uncovers 227 LBs of Marijuana

 

January 25, 2018 (lincoln, Neb.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested one man and seized 227 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

 

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Ford Expedition speeding near mile marker 389 on I-80, west of Lincoln. Upon stopping the vehicle, the trooper noticed the odor of marijuana.

 

The trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered several bags full of marijuana. In total, NSP discovered nine bags containing 227 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $681,000.

 

The driver, Randy Yang, 24, of Alaska, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana – more than one pound, Possession With Intent to Deliver, and No Drug Tax Stamp. Yang was also cited for speeding. Yang was lodged in Seward County Jail.

 

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Contact:

Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director

(402) 479-4985

cody.thomas@nebraska.gov

                                                                                                                                            

 

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