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NSP troopers discover 49 lbs of pot during I-80 traffic stop

Posted at 2:29 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 15:29:07-05

KEARNEY, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested a 42-year-old California man near Kearney on Saturday after finding 49 lbs of marijuana in suitcases inside his van.

A trooper observed a Dodge Grand Caravan make an unsafe pass of a semi-tractor/truck trailer and later performed a traffic stop.

The trooper detected an odor of marijuana and a search revealed 49 lbs of marijuana.

The driver, 42-year-old David Powell of Sonora, CA, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

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