Colorado man busted for hauling 122 pounds of marijuana through Nebraska

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol had no problems locating hundreds of pounds of marijuana being trafficked through the state by a Colorado man. After all, the drugs were falling into their hands.

The patrol said troopers found bags of marijuana dropping off a trailer and onto Interstate 80.

The drug nab yielded 122 pounds of weed with an estimated street value of $366,000.

Despite being stowed in what the patrol is describing as a “hidden compartment,” the bags were easily discovered by authorities.

Troopers first found out about the weed when they received a tip from a driver traveling behind the suspects’ vehicle.

The drug discovery happened about 3 p.m. Friday near Odessa when officials responded to the call, found the reported bag that fell onto the road and conducted a search that turned up more drugs worth hundreds of thousands dollars.

The marijuana was hauled by a Colorado man, 48-year-old Charlie Red, and a Florida resident, 29-year-old Damaisy Rodriguez.

Both men were arrested for possession of more than one pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.

Both were taken to Buffalo County Jail.

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