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Coloradan Faces Nebraska Charges For 515 Pounds Of Pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities say a Colorado man was arrested after deputies found 515 pounds of pot in his pickup at a Lincoln truck stop.

Steven McElmury
Steven McElmury (credit: Lancaster County Nebraska Sheriff)

Court records say 68-year-old Steven McElmury, of Cedaredge, Colorado, was charged with drug possession for sale after his arrest Thursday. He's already bonded out of jail. There's no public phone listing for McElmury, and court records don't list the name of an attorney who could be contacted to comment on his behalf.

Lancaster Co NE pic of pot bust
(credit: Lancaster County Nebraska Sheriff)

A court document says a Lancaster County sheriff's deputy spotted the truck headed east on Interstate 80 and followed it as it left the highway and halted at the truck stop. A drug dog later alerted deputies to the odor of drugs. The drugs and more than $4,400 in cash were found during a search.

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