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Pot arrests of drivers bring financial strain


The flow of marijuana out of Colorado and into Nebraska is putting a strain on law enforcement and county attorneys in bordering communities.

There were more than 60 marijuana-related arrests in Cheyenne County in 2013. Officials say this number has at least doubled already in 2014.

As of May, there had already been 37 arrests related to possession of marijuana in Deuel County. Felony marijuana cases have tripled in Deuel County this year, said Deputy Cheyenne County and Deuel County Attorney Jonathon Stellar.

“The financial strain is significant for both the counties and especially for...

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