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Traffic stop on I-80 near Seward turned up 770 pounds of marijuana, State Patrol says

Traffic stop on I-80 near Seward turned up 770 pounds of marijuana, State Patrol says

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A search of a van stopped on Interstate 80 near Seward turned up 771 pounds of marijuana and led to the arrest of two California men, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

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Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested two California men Wednesday after finding 770 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Seward.

Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said a trooper saw a cargo van speeding and fail to signal as it headed east on I-80 at about 3:50 p.m. During the stop, the deputy smelled marijuana coming from inside the van, he said.

A search turned up 770 pounds of marijuana in duffel bags in the cargo area, Thomas said.

They arrested the driver, Javier Hernandez-Romano, 29, and passenger, Gustavo Perez Heuerta, 21, both of Redwood Valley, California, on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. 

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