California woman takes plea deal in Nebraska marijuana case

September 14, 2018 GMT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A California woman accused of having marijuana for sale has been fined in western Nebraska.

Lincoln County District Court records say a judge told 51-year-old Jewel Estrada on Monday to pay fines of $5,000 and $5,000 restitution to Nebraska. Station NTV reports that Estrada took a deal and pleaded guilty to possessing more than a pound of marijuana and to not having a tax stamp. The pot charge was lowered from possession for sale.

The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper made a traffic stop of the woman’s car on Dec. 17 just after she left Interstate 80 in North Platte. The trooper discovered the driver, Estrada, was wanted on a 2010 traffic citation for speeding in eastern Nebraska. She lives in North San Juan, California.

The patrol says troopers found around 59 pounds (27 kilograms) of pot in her car.(backslash)


Information from: Station NTV,