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.