More than 500 LBs of Marijuana Seized in I-80 Traffic Stop.

JUNE 12, 2018 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested one person and seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

The stop occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 11, when a trooper observed an eastbound blue Freightliner with a refrigerated trailer driving on the shoulder near Shelton, at mile marker 290.

During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search of the vehicle revealed 18 boxes inside the refrigerated trailer. The boxes contained several hundred heat sealed bags of marijuana, weighing a total of 530 pounds. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $1.6 million.

The driver, Vladimir Javier, 51, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested for possession of marijuana more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

Nebraska State Patrol