OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people on Interstate 80 with 189 pounds of marijuana during a traffic on Thursday, according to KMTV.
The trooper who initiated the stop pulled the vehicle over after observing it following too closely near mile marker 437 by Gretna, which is just southwest of Omaha.
A search revealed heat-sealed packages hidden under a blanket in the cargo area of the vehicle with a street value estimated at $750,000.
“It wasn’t very well concealed in the back of the vehicle. Literally, the cargo area in the SUV had about 189 one-pound packages of marijuana and there was simply a blanket that was draped over it,” says Lt. Matt Sutter of the Nebraska State Patrol.
The driver and passenger were arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.
Sutter says the pair were believed to be heading to the Chicago area.
Both were taken to Sarpy County Jail.