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Lincoln: 8 bales of mariuana intercepted on I-80 this morning from barefoot blackman from the Bronx!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on July 9, 2008

EDITORS NOTE: It’s common for drug mules to make their drug runs at night thinking that the authorities won’t catch them. Let’s see…speeding and evading law enforcement. Iowa plates, a New York State driver’s license and a barefoot black guy from the Bronx. What’s that all about?….Whoo.ee!….way to go Nebraska State Patrol!

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEBRASKA STATE PATROL
www.nsp.state.ne.us
Contact: Deb Collins 402-479-4985
July 9, 2008

Marijuana Seized, Suspect Sought

(Lincoln, NE)- A traffic stop on Interstate 80 just east of the South 27th Street Interchange led to the seizure of eight bales of marijuana and a search for the driver of the pickup hauling the illegal drugs.

Around 2:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 09, 2008, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol stopped a 2007 Dodge pickup with Iowa plates for speeding on eastbound I-80 near mm 401. The driver of the vehicle was sitting in the trooper’s patrol car, waiting for a K-9 officer to arrive, when he fled on foot

The Lincoln Police Department assisted the Nebraska State Patrol in setting up a perimeter around the area and the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter was called into assist in the search.

Approximately two-hours later the search was called off without locating the suspect. The suspect is a black male identified by his New York driver’s license as 31-year-old Patrick Golding of Bronx, New York.

An indication by a police service dog to the odor of drugs from the truck resulted in the seizure of eight bales of marijuana. The marijuana which was located in the bed of the pickup under the hard top cover had a total weight of 186.7 lbs.

The suspect who was barefoot was last seen wearing khaki shorts, and a camouflage shirt. Anyone who sees the suspect is asked to call local law enforcement. into a marshy area south of Interstate-80. The trooper gave chase and called for assistance.

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