Two from Arizona for having 950 lbs of marijuanaPosted on March 25, 2007
The Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, Sunday, March 25, 2007, seized 950 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop along Interstate 80.
The seizure occurred at 3:17 p.m. Sunday, on eastbound I-80 just west of the Platte River Bridge, when a trooper stopped a white 2007 Chevy Suburban, for a license plate violation. A search of the vehicle revealed 950.2 lbs of marijuana. The marijuana was covered by a dark sheet and luggage in the cargo and backseat area of the vehicle. The vehicle was believed headed from Arizona to Omaha.
Arrested on a charge of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute was the driver of the vehicle 49-year-old Fedrico Balli, of Phoenix, Arizona. A passenger in the vehicle, 38-year-old Deborah Vasquez, of Phoenix, Arizona, was also arrested on a charge of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. Both Balli and Vasquez were lodged in the Lancaster County Jail.
Source: Nebraska State Patrol