GILTNER — The Nebraska State Patrol arrested a North Carolina man and seized approximately 270 pounds of marijuana and several thousand THC vape cartridges during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Giltner Thursday evening.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., a trooper observed a Dodge Ram pickup make an improper lane change at mile marker 324. During the traffic stop, a State Patrol K9 detected the presence of a controlled substance coming from the covered bed of the truck, the State Patrol says.

A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 270 pounds of marijuana, more than 3,600 THC vape cartridges and two pounds of THC concentrate.

The driver, David Shang, 27, of Raleigh, N.C., was arrested for possession of more than a pound of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver and no drug tax stamp. Shang was lodged into the Hamilton County Jail.

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