By Taleisha Newbill

A man from Florida was arrested on Friday after Nebraska State Patrol troopers found over 400 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers say they found 426 pounds of marijuana, part of it inside ATMs, in a traffic stop Friday on Interstate 80 in Hamilton County. 
Courtesy photo Lori Pilger

Gilbert Fernandez, 36, of Cooper City, Florida, was arrested for possession of more than one pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of money during a drug violation.

Nebraska State Patrol: More than 400 lbs. of marijuana hidden in ATMs, safe

An NSP K9 was able to determine there may be some sort of substance inside the van during a traffic stop. Troopers found 14 ATMs and a big safe inside the van and found out that there were packages of marijuana hidden inside.

Troopers also found about $9,000 in the front seat of the van in a duffle bag. They say the total weight of the marijuana was 426 pounds.

The traffic stop was initiated after a trooper saw a Mercedes Sprinter Van not signaling a turn when exiting I-80 at mile marker 324 around 10 a.m. April 30.

The Grand Island Fire Department helped out NSP with opening the ATMs and the safe.




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