Nov 23, 2021 7:07 PM

NSP arrest 1, find 78 LBs of marijuana in Panhandle traffic stop

Posted Nov 23, 2021 7:07 PM

SCOTTSBLUFF  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person after locating 78 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. MT Monday, a trooper observed an eastbound Hyundai Elantra speeding near mile marker 21 on I-80, near Kimball.

During the traffic stop the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed 78 pounds of marijuana, contained in vacuum sealed packages in the trunk. The driver, Liming Yang, 36, of Chicago, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. Yang was lodged in Kimball County Jail.