Published December 13, 2007
OMAHA, Neb. – Authorities have seized nearly a ton of marijuana from a man camping along Interstate 80 in west Omaha.
Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office searched a camper along I-80 east, near the 96th Street interchange, on Wednesday afternoon after seeing its license plate was partially obscured.
The sheriff's office says a drug dog sniffed out 90 packages of marijuana - some wrapped as Christmas gifts - which together weighed 1,940 pounds.
The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be more than $3 million.
A 28-year-old Utah man was arrested, and the U.S. Attorney's Office it trying to determine what charges to file.