122 lbs of marijuana found after vehicle pursuit

Nebraska State Patrol troopers uncovered 122 pounds of marijuana after a short pursuit on I-80 near Lincoln. The marijuana was discovered in five large bundles in the trunk of a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass, with California plates.

The Monday, July 4, 2005, incident started on the west edge of Lincoln around 1:23 p.m. when a trooper attempted to stop the eastbound car for speeding and following too closely. Despite repeated attempts by the trooper, the driver of the vehicle refused to pull over. Stop sticks were used to deflate the vehicles passenger side tires near the North 27th Street overpass. About a half mile later, the driver pulled his car onto the shoulder of the Interstate, and jumped out of the moving vehicle. The car traveled a short distance before coming to a stop in the south ditch of I-80. The driver was taken into custody without further incident.

The driver, an illegal immigrant, has not been identified. He was lodged in the Lancaster County jail on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver and Felony Flight to Avoid Arrest.


Source: Nebraska State Patrol

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