As the states around Nebraska continue to legalize/decriminalize marijuana, Dan Stockmann, a Nebraska drug lawyer for marijuana arrests on I-80, predicts which drivers will face more scrutiny.
Out-Of-State Drivers May See More I-80
Marijuana Arrests, Lawyer Predicts
I-80 is a major highway that connects
San Francisco with New York, making
it a thoroughfare for marijuana
trafficking. It is labeled as a “drug
corridor” by law enforcement agencies
within the state and outside of it,
As such, law enforcement
targets out of state vehicles
“While surrounding states have legalized
marijuana, it is still against the law to
possess it in Nebraska, even if you are
only traveling through the state. In fact, I
foresee a time when most traffic stops
focus on out of state passengers,"
This puts pressure on out of
state drivers who are
following the rules and on
the right side of the law.
The focus on out of state cars isn’t
simply to increase the number of I-80
marijuana arrests, but to find drug
traffickers who transport hundreds of
pounds of marijuana and other illegal
substances through the state.
"I predict that people from
Arizona, California, Colorado,
Oregon, and Washington will be
the primary focus for drug
trafficking,” Attorney Stockmann
“They will be looking for rental cars, in
particular, because these are frequently
used and switched on the journey across
the country. Remember, however, that in
order to stop and search your car, the
police need to have probable cause,"
While this will catch drug
traffickers, it will also
impact regular people.
If you have been accused
of drug trafficking on I-80 in
Nebraska, contact us today
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