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NSP troopers find 155 lbs of pot, THC cartridges in I-80 stop

Posted: 4:48 PM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 17:48:53-04
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KMTV) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a California man and seized 155 lbs of marijuana and hundreds of THC vape cartridges in a traffic stop Friday near Lexington.

A trooper observed an Infinity QX60 traveling eastbound going 98 mph on I-80 near mile marker 237. The trooper performed a traffic stop at approximately 5:10 p.m., and became suspicious of criminal activity, a press release says.

At an estimated street value of more than $500,000 a search of the vehicle revealed 155 lbs of marijuana and 439 THC vape cartridges.

Michael Banks, 27, of San Bernardino, CA was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp.

Banks was lodged in Dawson County Jail.