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I-80 traffic stop ends with 1,500 lb pot seizure, say police

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 15:28:15-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On New Year's Day, Council Bluffs Police say an officer initiated a traffic stop after observing a driver speeding on I-80 eastbound. During the stop, they say a search yielded approximately 1,500 pounds of marijuana in cardboard boxes.

The alleged driver, 35-year-old Dmitry Borisov, was in a Penske moving truck during the stop they say.

Police estimate the street value of the marijuana to be about $4.5 million.

Borisov was booked into Pottawattamie County Corrections on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver‐ Marijuana Over 100Kg/Under 1000kg, Prohibited Acts, Tax Stamp Violation and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.