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State troopers seize 244 pounds of marijuana in Seward County stop

State troopers seize 244 pounds of marijuana in Seward County stop

Seward County marijuana bust

Nebraska state troopers seized 244 pounds of marijuana found in the back of an SUV pulled over for speeding near Goehner.

Three men were arrested following a traffic stop Saturday in which the Nebraska State Patrol said it seized 244 pounds of marijuana.

A trooper reported a speeding Ford Explorer heading east near the Goehner exit at about 5 p.m., according to a news release from the agency. After the vehicle was stopped, troopers noticed the smell of marijuana and searched the SUV, where they said they found the marijuana in the trunk.

Peter Sychamp, 52, of Sacramento, California; Pisa Phanthavong, 57, of Sacramento; and Marich Poomchat, 22, of Thailand were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.


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John Schreier, an Omaha native and sixth-generation Nebraskan, is an assistant city editor and had worked at the Journal Star since 2017.

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