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NSP nabs Florida man with 243 pounds of pot during I-80 drug bust

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A traffic stop on Interstate 80 led to the seizure of more than 200 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a Florida man.

Just after 7:00 a.m. a trooper conducted a traffic stop on an eastbound, 2007 Chevy pickup, for failure to signal on Interstate 80 near the I-80/I-180 Interchange in Lincoln.

The trooper was given consent to search the vehicle. The search led to the seizure of 10 bales of marijuana. The marijuana weighing 243 pounds was located in a cardboard box in the bed of the pickup.

The driver of the pickup, Michael R. Catalano, 50, Palm Bay, Florida was arrested and transported  to the Lancaster County Corrections on a charge of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver

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