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.
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.