Troopers Arrest One, Find 133 LBs of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating more than 130 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

Friday, at approximately 7:40 a.m., a trooper observed an eastbound Cadillac CTS speeding near mile marker 228 in Dawson County. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed more than 100 packages containing a total weight of 133 pounds of marijuana. The driver, Jose Aparicio Mendoza, 28, of Mexico, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no operator’s license. He was lodged in Dawson County Jail.