NSP finds $1.5 million worth of marijuana during I-80 traffic stop

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SEWARD COUNTY -- Two men were arrested after the Nebraska State Patrol located 526 pounds of pot during a traffic stop on I-80 Wednesday morning in Seward County.

The stop occurred just after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday near Mile Marker 370, when a trooper observed an eastbound truck failing to signal and having improper lighting.

An NSP K9 detected the odor of marijuana coming from the rear of the truck, and troopers conducted a search of the vehicle.

17 boxes of high-grade marijuana with a total weight of 526.2 pounds was discovered during the search.

The drugs carried as estimated street value of $1.5 million.

NSP arrested Robert P. Rahon, 27, of Sacramento, California, and Felice M. Giorgetti, 38, of Huntington Beach, California, for Possession With Intent to Deliver and No Drug Tax Stamp. Rahon and Giorgetti were lodged in Seward County Jail.