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State troopers find 122 pounds of marijuana falling off trailer along I-80

January 22, 2018 GMT

Nebraska State Patrol troopers discovered more than 120 pounds of marijuana hidden in a trailer after receiving a report that a package fell from the trailer on Interstate 80.

The incident occurred Friday afternoon near the Odessa exit. State Patrol received a report that a package had fallen from a flatbed trailer being pulled by an eastbound Dodge Ram pickup.

A trooper determined the package contained marijuana. Troopers then searched the trailer and found a hidden compartment in the undercarriage that contained 122 pounds of high-grade marijuana with an estimated street value of $366,000.

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The driver of the pickup, Charlie Red, 48, of Colorado, and passenger Damaisy Rodriguez, 29, of Florida, were arrested for possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and not having a drug stamp. Both were lodged in Buffalo County jail.

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