September 2, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska judge has sentenced a Nevada woman to prison after authorities found 22 pounds of pot in a rented SUV during a traffic stop.
The Lincoln Journal Star says Valerie Bailor of Washoe Valley, Nev., was sentenced on Wednesday to five to 10 years in prison. She pleaded no contest to possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and failure to appear.
Authorities say Bailor was driving on Interstate 80 near Lincoln in November 2011 when she was stopped for speeding. Troopers found the pot in a suitcase while doing an inventory. The rental company wanted the SUV impounded because it wasn't rented in Bailor's name.