An initial court appearance has been scheduled for Jan. 5 in Seward County, Neb., for a Ketchum man accused of possessing nearly 56 pounds of marijuana there.
The Nebraska State Patrol reported last week that Steven R. Goodman, 39, was arrested on Dec. 4 on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. According to the state patrol, Goodman was apprehended following a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Seward County in the eastern part of the state.
The state patrol reported in a news release that the arrest occurred about 2:30 p.m. when a patrolman stopped an eastbound 2010 Chevrolet pickup for speeding.
"An NSP canine alerted to the odor of drugs coming from the pickup," the news release states. "A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 55.8 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana was located in duffel bags and luggage in the bed of the pickup."
The Associated Press quoted state patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins as saying that Goodman was a passenger in the vehicle and that the "pickup driver was not involved with the drugs and was released."
Goodman remained incarcerated in the Seward County Jail until Monday, Dec. 6. Personnel at the jail said Tuesday that he was released that day after posting 10 percent of a $50,000 bond.
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