Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two men Tuesday and seized 94 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-80 near Cozad.
At approximately 9 p.m. July 31, a trooper stopped a westbound 2018 Ford F150 for failing to signal near mile marker 227. During the traffic stop, a Dawson County drug detection dog indicated the odor of a controlled substance inside the vehicle.
A search of the pickup turned up 94 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $282,000, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
The driver, Michael Hedges, 26, and passenger, Brandon Cannon, 25, both of Oregon, were charged with possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. Both men were taken to the Dawson County Jail, Thomas said.