2 men held after 220 pounds of pot found in SUV along I-80

January 16, 2019

YORK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two men were arrested after officers found an estimated $600,000 worth of marijuana in their sport utility vehicle along Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska.

The York News-Times reports that a deputy pulled over the SUV for a traffic violation Tuesday night in York County. Sheriff’s Lt. Josh Gillespie says the deputy grew suspicious and asked for consent to search the vehicle. None was given, so a drug K-9 was sent to the scene. It alerted officers to the presence of drugs.

Gillespie says deputies searched the SUV and found six suitcases that held a total of around 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of pot.

York County Court records don’t show the two men traveling in the SUV have been formally charged.


Information from: York News-Times, http://www.yorknewstimes.com

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