A man remains behind bars Thursday after state troopers seize more than thirty pounds of marijuana from his vehicle.
But, it is not the amount of drugs that is shocking. It is the form of the drug.
State Troopers got a sweet surprise when they stopped a driver on Interstate 80 earlier this week. That driver had thirty-six pounds of marijuana in the form of candy.
It is something that Lieutenant Dennis Leonard called unusual.
"I'm not aware of us seizing any on a traffic stop of this magnitude," he said.
He said it is not the amount that is uncommon for a State Patrol seizure. It is the form.
That form is chocolate, resembling candy bars but laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
"It's very unusual for us," Lieutenant Leonard said. "Most of the drugs that we see, the marijuana that we see, is raw marijuana form."
The man behind the wheel was 24-year-old Colorado resident Harrison Goldberg. He is now behind bars in Buffalo County jail.
Lieutenant Leonard said Goldberg told police that he worked for a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Colorado where medical marijuana is legal with a prescription.
As soon as those drugs cross into Nebraska, they are no longer considered medicinal.
Goldberg is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
"This wasn't even the typical marijuana brownies that you hear about," Lieutenant Leonard said.
It is a kind that he said could be dangerous to children.
"Even if someone purchased this with no intent of sharing it with children, the appearance is that of candy," he said. "Children see candy. Children want candy."
Lieutenant Leonard said that in his prior experience as a drug investigator these types of candies are sometimes used to introduce kids to marijuana.
Online records show that Goldberg is scheduled to appear in court late next month.