Nearly 950 THC vape cartridges found in I-80 traffic stop

Bags of THC vape cartridges seized Monday near North Platte.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested an Iowa man and seized nearly 950 THC vape cartridges during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near North Platte.

The traffic stop occurred about 10:50 a.m. Monday, when a trooper saw an eastbound Ford Escape speeding at mile marker 179, according to the State Patrol. During the traffic stop, the trooper became aware of drug activity and searched the vehicle, the patrol says.

The search revealed 947 THC vape cartridges in vacuum-sealed bags hidden inside a box in the cargo area, according to the press release. The driver, a 22-year-old man from Johnston, Iowa, was arrested on suspicion of possession of THC/hash oil with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. A female passenger was cited and released for possession of marijuana, less than 1 ounce.

The man was lodged in Lincoln County Jail.

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