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Drivers spot bags of drugs falling from trailer on I-80 in Nebraska

Posted: 6:33 PM, Jan 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-21 00:33:00Z

Drivers along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska alerted authorities to packages falling off a flatbed trailer Friday afternoon.

The packages turned out to be bags of drugs, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Troopers seized 122 pounds of high-grade marijuana from a hidden compartment in the undercarriage of the trailer with an estimated street value of $366,000, the state patrol says.

Charlie Red, of Colorado, who was pulling the trailer with a Dodge pickup truck, and passenger Damaisy Rodriguez, of Florida, were both arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp.

Both were booked into the Buffalo County Jail.