Marijuana Bust On I-80 Near Lincoln

Traffic stop in Greenfield leads to discovery of more than 70 pounds of marijuana

Traffic stop in Greenfield leads to discovery of more than 70 pounds of marijuana

"Somebody's 4/20 celebration is canceled".

Authorities found 114 pounds of high-grade marijuana, a THC vaping pen and THC-laced cookies during a traffic stop on the west edge of Lincoln.

The drug bust happened at around 11 a.m. Monday on Interstate 70 in Hancock County, when troopers say they noticed a 2017 Ford Expedition weaving through traffic lanes.

When officers looked inside, the SUV was packed with 78 pounds of marijuana sealed in clear bags.

The vehicle was driven by 51-year-old Christian Elie of Elbert, of Colorado, and there was one passenger, 42-year-old Austin Johnson, of Indianapolis.

Sierra-Quezada, 23, of Sioux City, was taken to jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, no drug tax stamp and possession of suspected drug money, among other offenses. The estimated is street value of the pot is $500,000 - $600,000, officials with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said.

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