In connection with an October 2013 drug trafficking case, a 24-year-old
woman will not be facing federal indictment due to the acceptance of a
plea bargain. Her co-defendant was not offered a plea deal and will be
facing federal charges for the incident. The duo were arrested after being
stopped by Nebraska State Patrol on Interstate 80.
Deal Cut in Interstate 80 Trafficking Case
According to the
, the accused were traveling on Interstate 80, with the female defendant
driving the vehicle. When the truck was stopped, law enforcement noticed
the smell of marijuana, which was confirmed by a canine unit. Based on
this information, police performed a
search and seizure of the vehicle and discovered sealed bags of cash inside a Gucci bag and
empty suitcases with marijuana remnants inside. In total, the cash equaled
$90,080. The woman confessed that she knew the money was used for the
purchase and delivery of marijuana.
Although the woman was aware of the situation and had some involvement in the
drug trafficking case, the prosecutor offered a plea bargain based on her full cooperation
with law enforcement and her lack of criminal record. She plead no contest
to possession of drug money, a Class 4 felony. Based on this, she was
sentenced to pay a $5,000 fine. However, the felony on her record will
have an effect should she ever have additional problems with the law.
Berry Law Firm regularly handles
drug cases on Interstate 80 and drug and asset forfeiture cases involving arrests made along the interstates
connected to drug trafficking.
If you or a loved one are facing drug charges based on an interstate arrest,
be sure to
contact our offices
and defend your Constitutional rights!