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NSP seizes 262 pounds of pot during I-80 stop

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 15:43:25-04

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KMTV) — During a traffic stop carried out yesterday, the Nebraska State Patrol said a trooper aided by a K9 unit found and seized a plethora of pot.

NSP provided the following release:

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating more than 260 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Dawson County.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper performed a traffic stop on an eastbound Ford Transit Van for driving on the shoulder of I-80 near Lexington at mile marker 238. During the traffic stop, an NSP K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.

Troopers searched the vehicle and located 262 pounds of marijuana contained in large boxes in the cargo area of the van. The driver, David Hernandez Fuentes, 24, of Ceres, California, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. He was lodged in Dawson County Jail.

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