LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 69-year-old western Colorado man has been sent to a Nebraska prison for having around 515 pounds of marijuana in his pickup.
Steven McElmury was sentenced Tuesday to 18 to 36 months. He’d pleaded guilty to possession for sale.READ MORE: Colorado Makes Historic Investment In Early Childhood Education: 'This Is Life Changing Policy'
Prosecutors say McElmury, who lives in Cedaredge, Colorado, was pulled over on eastbound Interstate 80 near Lincoln on Jan. 21. A drug-sniffing dog taken to the scene alerted officers to the scent of drugs, and the pot was found in heat-sealed bags stuffed into four boxes, four duffel bags and a tote.READ MORE: Smith Hill Fire Southeast Of Golden Gate Canyon State Park Fully Contained
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office estimated the pot’s resale value at more than $2.5 million.MORE NEWS: Northern Colorado Families Could Be Without Power For Several Hours
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