21 Lbs. of Pot in NHP Drug Bust on I-80 Near Wells

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol has arrested a 19-year-old California man found with 21 pounds of marijuana in his car during a weekend traffic stop on U.S. Interstate 80 near Wells.

Trooper Jim Stewart says Omar Sanchez-Vera of Modesto was wanted on an outstanding felony drug warrant from Colorado. Troopers said they could smell the pot when they stopped him on Saturday. They took him into custody and an NHP K-9 did the rest.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported Sanchez-Vera was being held in the Elko County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of about $25,000 bail.

He's charged with having a suspended registration, felony possession of marijuana, illegal transport of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell a controlled substance.

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