Nebraska State Patrol seize 270 pounds of pot in traffic stop


GILTNER, Neb. (AP) — Court records say a North Carolina man was charged with possession of marijuana for sale after Nebraska troopers found hundreds of pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

Hamilton County Court records say 27-year-old David Shang, of Raleigh, North Carolina, also is charged with lacking a tax stamp. His attorney, Seth Morris, said Tuesday that Shang intends to plead not guilty.

The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper had pulled over Shang’s pickup truck last Thursday night for an improper lane change on Interstate 80 near Giltner.

The patrol says a patrol K-9 alerted troopers to the presence of drugs, and about 270 pounds of pot was found in the truck bed along with more than 3,600 THC vape cartridges. THC is the compound that gives marijuana its high.

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