A driver from California has been arrested on drug charges after being stopped by a state trooper on I-80 near the Lincoln Airport exit.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports that 41-year-old Shane Barrett of Willits, CA was arrested early Friday morning on an active warrant for drug possession from Sonoma County, CA. The trooper searched the pick-up Barrett was driving and found more than 88 pounds of marijuana in 40 packages tucked away in two tool boxes in the bed of the pick-up.
The trooper also found an unmarked bottle containing hydrocodone tablets in the cab of the pick-up.
Barrett has been incarcerated in the Lancaster County jail.