More than 150 pounds of marijuana seized in Interstate 80 traffic stop – Kearney Hub


Seward County sheriff’s deputies found more than 150 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 on Tuesday.

Deputies pulled over a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old Nevada man about 3:20 p.m. on I-80 near Seward. The deputies could smell marijuana and saw a THC wax container on the center console of the vehicle during the stop, according to a press release from the Seward County Sheriff’s Office.

About 156 pounds of marijuana, 68 pounds of THC concentrate and 23 pounds of THC wax concentrate were found in the vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office estimated the street value of the items at $500,000.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of numerous charges, including possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lancaster County’s biggest drug seizures 515 pounds of marijuana

Steven McElmury, 69, of Cedaredge, Colorado, was caught with 515 pounds of marijuana in the bed of his truck by Lancaster County deputies in January 2016. He was sentenced to 18 months to three years in prison. 

$235K in cake mix cans

A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy spotted a westbound Chrysler Pacifica following too closely in late January 2018 near mile marker 390, Investigator Jarod Brabec said. 

The deputy pulled over the Pacifica and smelled marijuana while contacting the driver and passenger, Brabec said. 

A search of the van, a rental with New York plates, turned up broken, pre-rolled marijuana joints in a Red Bull can, a baggie with amphetamine residue in a sunflower seed bag, and three cake mix cans containing $234,956 in the van’s cargo area.

Brabec said the

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