Freightliner Hauled Over 500 Pounds Of Marijuana

GRAND ISLAND   — The Nebraska State Patrol  arrested one person and seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

A state trooper observed a Freightliner with refrigerated trailer driven on the shoulder near Shelton.

During the traffic stop, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity.

A search of the vehicle revealed 18 boxes inside the refrigerated trailer.

The boxes contained several hundred heat-sealed bags of marijuana, weighing a total of 530 pounds. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $1.6 million.

The driver, Vladimir Javier, 51, of Homestead, Fla, was arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp.

He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.