Over the last four days, Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies seized over 250 pounds of marijuana during two traffic stops.
On Saturday, December 2nd, deputies stopped a vehicle 13th Street on I-80 around 7:20 a.m.
The vehicle was occupied by the driver, Vicente Leon Ramirez, 33 of California and passenger Lozano Morales Belizario, 23 of Mexico. During the stop, the Deputy became suspicious of illegal activity and deployed his K9 who alerted the deputy to the driver’s side of the vehicle. Inside were three duffel bags containing 42 heat sealed bags of suspected marijuana totaling 110 pounds. Both men were arrested on drug charges.
On Wednesday, December 6th at 1:15 a.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle on the I-80, I-680 split. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, Emiliano Sandoval, 24, of Washington. The Deputy observed a large duffle bag on the rear seat. The driver made additional statements and the Deputy became suspicious of illegal activity. Sandoval later stated there was an illegal items in his vehicle. A search turned up 141 pounds of pot and $5,900 in cash. Sandoval was booked on several drug charges.