Nebraska State Patrol seize 122 pounds of marijuana after pot package falls off flatbed

ODESSA, Neb. — Authorities say a fallen package of pot has led to the arrests of two people along Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska.

The Nebraska State Patrol says someone called the patrol Friday afternoon to report that a package had fallen from a flatbed trailer near Odessa. One trooper found the trailer and the pickup truck towing it, while another trooper recovered the package, which the trooper determined to be filled with marijuana.

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The patrol says several more packages were found in a compartment on the trailer’s undercarriage. The packages added up to 122 pounds (55 kilograms) of pot valued at $366,000.

The driver and his passenger were arrested on suspicion of possession for sale and related crimes. Online court records don’t show that they’ve been formally charged.

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