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December 31, 2009
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Nebraska trooper finds gift-wrapped pot in SUV

Editor's note: Here’s yet another great example of a reminder that even a small traffic violation can be the first step in the trail to a potentially big bust. When it comes to busting drug runners, a few key principles and practices can make the difference between letting a load slip between your fingers and nailing a bust that can make your career. Read Outsmarting creative drug runners for some pointers to help you on your next bust.

Associated Press

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — A Nebraska trooper found an unexpected holiday present at the end of a police chase. The Nebraska State Patrol says the trooper found 7 pounds of gift-wrapped marijuana inside an SUV that ran off the road during a chase in Morrill County.

The patrols says the trooper tried to stop the SUV for failure to signal on Tuesday. After a short pursuit, the SUV turned into a cornfield.

The patrol says the driver fled on foot but was captured a short time later. A passenger, who was pregnant, remained in the SUV and was arrested.

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The patrol says the two face charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The driver may also face additional charges stemming from the chase.

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