Traffic stop on I-80 uncovers 227 LBs of marijuana

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested one man and seized 227 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

Around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed an eastbound Ford Expedition speeding near mile marker 389 on I-80, west of Lincoln.

Upon stopping the vehicle, the trooper noticed the odor of marijuana.

The trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered several bags full of marijuana.

In total, NSP discovered nine bags containing 227 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $681,000.

The driver, Randy Yang, 24, of Alaska, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana – more than one pound, Possession With Intent to Deliver, and No Drug Tax Stamp. Yang was also cited for speeding. Yang was lodged in Seward County Jail

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