Trooper Seizes Over 120 Pounds of Pot, California Man Jailed


The Nebraska State Patrol says California man was taken to the Dawson County Jail after a trooper seized over 120 pounds of marijuana from his vehicle.

Authorities say 47-year-old Toua Thao's Chevy Impala was pulled over Sunday afternoon near the Gothenburg exit on Interstate 80. The patrol says Thao was driving on the shoulder.

According to NSP, the trooper was given consent to search the vehicle. The search turned up 122 pounds of marijuana in several duffel bags in the trunk of the car.

Thao, of Fresno, Calif., was jailed on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.