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36 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop


NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Lincoln County led to the seizure of nearly 36 pounds of marijuana and two arrests.

On Monday at just before 1:30 p.m., a trooper stopped an eastbound 2014 Nissan Maxima for Driving Left of Center and Failing to Signal on I-80 near the Hershey exit in Lincoln County. During contact with the driver the trooper smelled the odor of marijuana.

A probable cause search led to the seizure of 35.7 pounds of marijuana, located in two large bags in the trunk of the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Eric Johnson, 28, Kenosha, Wisc., and a passenger in the vehicle Melissa Williams, 40, Sturtevant, Wisc., were both booked in the Lincoln County Jail, each on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.


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