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Dawson County Sheriff’s Office arrests two for possession of over half a ton of marijuana
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Dawson County Sheriff’s Office arrests two for possession of over half a ton of marijuana

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LEXINGTON — Two North Carolina men were arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office after they were discovered to be traveling with over half a ton of marijuana and 60 pounds of THC.

On Monday, Aug. 31, around 5:50 p.m. a deputy with the sheriff’s office performed a traffic stop on a cargo van due to a vehicle defect, near the westbound I-80 rest stop, according to the DCSO.

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During the stop the deputy became suspicious of criminal activity and received consent to search the van. The deputy utilized a K9 unit and during the search, 1,745 pounds of marijuana and around 60 pounds of THC were concealed in cardboard boxes marked as coffee.

The driver, Robert Demmery of Delmont, N.C. and Toby Bell of Gastonia, N.C. were both arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of THC with intent to distribute and possession of drug money.

The Nebraska State Patrol assisted in the investigation.

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