Iowa man busted for gift-wrapped pot in Nebraska


June 16th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Patrol says an Iowa man was arrested on drug charges after a trooper found over 82 pounds of gift-wrapped marijuana in his car.

The patrol says 36-year-old Shamall Fleming, of Council Bluffs, was pulled over on Interstate 80 near Kearney on a traffic stop. Authorities say Fleming was driving on a suspended license and was arrested.

During an inventory search of the car, a trooper smelled marijuana coming from three gift-wrapped packages in the trunk. The patrol says the packages contained 25 bundles of pot that weighed over 82 pounds.

Fleming was taken to the Buffalo County jail, where he remained Wednesday afternoon without bond.