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Man sentenced in Nebraska for hauling $1.5M worth of pot

February 27, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One of two people accused of hauling more than a quarter ton of marijuana through eastern Nebraska on Interstate 80 has been imprisoned.

Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Felice Michael Giorgetti, of Huntington Beach, California, was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months. Giorgetti had pleaded guilty to possession for sale. The other person charged, Robert Rahon, also pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing in April.

The two were in a truck headed east on Jan. 10 last year when a trooper pulled them over just east of the Beaver Crossing interchange for traffic and vehicle violations. One of its drug dogs alerted troopers to the presence of a controlled substance. The troopers say they found just over 526 pounds (239 kilograms) of marijuana in the truck.

The pot’s estimated street value: $1.5 million.