October 25, 2014

Nearly 250 lbs. of marijuana seized in I-80 traffic stop

A Florida man has been arrested, nearly 250 pounds of marijuana seized, during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 nearly Lincoln.

The Nebraska State Patrol reports 50-year-old Michael Catalano of Palm Bay has been charged with possession and intent to sell the marijuana.

The patrol says the trooper stopped Catalano for failing to signal while traveling east in his pick-up near the I-80/I-180 interchange in Lincoln.

The trooper received permission to search the pick-up, according to NSP, and discovered 243 pounds of marijuana stuffed in a cardboard box in the bed of the pick-up.