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Anchorage man arrested in Nebraska with 227 pounds of marijuana

A 24-year-old Anchorage man was arrested in Nebraska this week after a trooper found hundreds of pounds of marijuana in the vehicle he was driving, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Ford Expedition that was speeding on Interstate 80, west of Lincoln, Nebraska, troopers said in a written statement. Randy Yang, an Alaskan, was driving.

The trooper smelled marijuana in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle uncovered bags full of cannabis, troopers said.

All told, the trooper discovered nine bags containing 227 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $681,000.

Troopers found 227 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop yesterday afternoon on I-80. This time it wasn't just...

Posted by Nebraska State Patrol on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Yang is an Anchorage resident, public records show. He was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, and not having a "drug tax stamp," according to troopers.

He was taken to Seward County Jail, outside Omaha.

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