NSP: Three Arrested After 44lbs. of Pot Found in Traffic Stop

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Lincoln, Neb. - A traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 80 near the 27th Street Exit, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, led to the arrest of two California residents and the seizure of 44 lbs. of marijuana.

Around 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, a trooper initiated a traffic stopped of an eastbound, 2012 Toyota Prius, after an NSP aircraft clocked the vehicle traveling 81 mph in a 65 mph zone.

A check of the driver’s operating license indicated he was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of California.

Upon contacting the passenger in the vehicle, the trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana.

A probable cause search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 44.3 lbs. of marijuana. The marijuana was contained in three duffel bags in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.

The driver, David J. Azaria, 23, Los Angeles, Calif., and a passenger in the vehicle, Christophe J. Clasquin, 21, Beverly Hills, Calif., were both lodged in the Lancaster County Corrections, each on a charge of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.