Marijuana state patrol

155 pounds of marijuana was seized by state patrol.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a California man and seized 155 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of THC vape cartridges during a traffic stop near Lexington last week.

About 5:10 p.m. Friday, a trooper observed an Infinity QX60 traveling east at 98 mph on Interstate 80 near Lexington at mile marker 237. The trooper stopped the car and became suspicious of criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle revealed 155 pounds of marijuana and 439 THC vape cartridges, according to the patrol. The combination carries an estimated street value of more than $500,000, the patrol said.

The driver, a 27-year-old man from San Bernardino, California, was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana — more than one pound, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp.

The man was jailed in Dawson County Jail.

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