NSP marijuana seizure

Nebraska State Patrol troopers seized over $500,000 worth of marijuana and THC vape cartridges on Friday along Interstate 80 outside Lexington. 

The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a California man and seized 155 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of THC vape cartridges during a traffic stop near Lexington on Friday.

Shortly after 5 p.m., a trooper stopped a vehicle that was going 98 mph on Interstate 80. A search of the vehicle revealed the illegal drugs and 439 THC vape cartridges, valued at more than $500,000.

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The driver, 27-year old Michael Banks of San Bernardino, California, was arrested on suspicion of possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp.

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