Nevada City man arrested in Nebraska with 24 pounds of pot |

Nevada City man arrested in Nebraska with 24 pounds of pot

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol says 24 pounds of marijuana and two Californians were seized after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near North Platte.

A patrol news release Monday said a trooper stopped a car for speeding around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, four miles west of North Platte.

A patrol dog taken to the scene led its handler to the vehicle’s trunk. The patrol says the marijuana was found in two vacuum-sealed bags secreted inside a duffel bag.

Sixty-year-old Gary Benedict of Nevada City and 47-year-old Kelly Robyn was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

A Lincoln County jail spokesman said both remained in custody on Monday. Court records do not yet list their attorneys’ names.

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