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43 pounds of marijuana confiscated near Lexington

43 pounds of marijuana confiscated near Lexington
Courtesy/Dawson Conty Sheriff's Office. Mary'O Darnell Bell-Paige.

Lexington, Neb. — 43 pounds of suspected marijuana were seized shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday near Lexington during a routine traffic stop. A Dawson County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a white van after the driver exited Interstate 80 at the Lexington I 80 Interchange and headed east on the exit ramp. The driver was stopped after the person did not obey the stop sign before entering Highway 283.

The deputy detected the odor of “burnt” marijuana and had probable cause to search the vehicle. One person was arrested. The marijuana was contained in sealed bags under a bed. 34 year old Mary’O Darnell Bell-Paige of Winston Salem, North Carolina was arrested.

The subject was arraigned in Dawson County Court on charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, a Class 2A Felony. His bond was set at $100,000, 10-percent. His preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 28 at 11:00 a.m.

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