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NSP seize more than 500 pounds of marijuana I-80 traffic stop

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Courtesy: Nebraska State Patrol Courtesy: Nebraska State Patrol
Courtesy: Nebraska State Patrol Courtesy: Nebraska State Patrol
GRAND ISLAND, NE (KTIV) -

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol said they arrested one person and seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

The stop occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, when a trooper observed an eastbound blue Freightliner with a refrigerated trailer driving on the shoulder near Shelton, at mile
marker 290.

During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. 

A search of the vehicle revealed 18 boxes inside the refrigerated trailer. The boxes contained several hundred heat-sealed bags of marijuana, weighing a total of 530 pounds. 

The estimated street value of the marijuana is $1.6 million.

The driver, 51-year-old Vladimir Javier of Homestead, Florida, was arrested for possession of marijuana - more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp.

He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

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