Police find marijuana after bag tumbles from trailer

Police find marijuana after bag tumbles from trailer (Nebraska State Patrol)

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol discovered more than 120 pounds of marijuana hidden in a trailer after receiving a report from the public that packages were falling from the trailer on Interstate 80.

Police responded at 3 p.m. Friday near Odessa, at mile marker 262 on I-80, when someone reported that a package had fallen from a flatbed trailer being pulled by an eastbound Dodge Ram. A trooper located the vehicle while another trooper recovered the package.

Upon finding the package, the trooper determined that it was filled with marijuana. Troopers then conducted a searched and found a hidden compartment on the undercarriage of the trailer. Dozens more packages were found inside the compartment. In total, troopers seized 122 pounds of high-grade marijuana from the vehicle. The estimated street value is $366,000.

The driver of the pick-up, Charlie Red, 48, of Colorado, and passenger Damaisy Rodriguez, 29, of Florida, were both arrested for Possession of Marijuana – more than one pound, Possession With Intent to Deliver, and No Drug Tax Stamp. Both were lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

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