Troopers Find 100 LBS of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 100 LBS of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop
Courtesy/ Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Chao Lee, Kou Yang.
August 11th, 2022 | Nebraska State Patrol

AUGUST 10 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Nissan Maxima fail to signal on I-80 near Giltner. During the traffic stop, an NSP K-9 detected the presence of a controlled substance inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed 100 pounds of marijuana. The driver, Chao Lee, 27, and a passenger, Kou Yang, 30, both of Madison, Wisconsin, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than a pound, delivery of a controlled substance, and no drug tax stamp. They were lodged in the Hamilton County Jail.


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