Nebraska state troopers may be trained to detect drug trafficking, but it’s really not too difficult to spot when bags of marijuana are “literally FALLING ONTO” the interstate, the troopers posted on Twitter.
The Nebraska State Patrol found 122 pounds of marijuana that were originally hidden in a trailer – but only after receiving a call from someone saying a package had fallen off a flatbed trailer while driving on I-80, according to a news release. The trailer was being pulled by an eastbound Dodge Ram.
A trooper found the truck as another trooper found the fallen package at about 3 p.m. on Friday near Odessa.
The troopers found marijuana inside the package and then conducted a search of the trailer. Troopers discovered a hidden compartment under the trailer with dozens of packages filled with marijuana.
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The drugs have an estimated street value of $366,000.
The driver of the truck, Charlie Red, 48, of Colorado, and passenger Damaisy Rodriguez, 29, of Florida, were both arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.
Both were booked into the Buffalo County Jail.