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NSP seizes 244 pounds of pot during stop in Seward County

Posted at 2:15 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 15:15:57-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Over the weekend, the Nebraska State Patrol seized 244 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Seward County.

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On Saturday afternoon, they say a trooper observed a Ford Explorer traveling eastbound, while speeding, near Goehner. During a stop, the trooper detected the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and a search was carried out.

They say troopers found marijuana in the cargo area of the vehicle and arrested the three occupants.

The occupants were identified as:

  • 52-year-old Peter Sychamp of Sacramento - Driver of the vehicle
  • 57-year-old Pisa Phanthavong of Sacramento - Passenger
  • 22-year-old Marich Poomchat of Thailand - Passenger

The men were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and lodged in Seward County Jail.