NSP: Fuel Tank Hides 124 Pounds Of Marijuana

A traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Lancaster County led a Nebraska State Patrol trooper to seize 124 lbs of marijuana from an external fuel tank in the bed of a pickup.

Just after 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 10, a trooper stopped an eastbound 1999 Dodge pickup on I-80 near the Lincoln Airport exit  for failure to signal, failure to maintain lane and no front license plate. The trooper was given consent to search the vehicle. The search led to the seizure of 124.2 lbs of marijuana. The marijuana, contained in 63 packages, was located in a compartment beneath an external fuel tank in the bed of the pickup.

The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, John W. Henman, 68, Boise, Idaho, was lodged in the Lancaster County Corrections on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.