A California man caught hauling marijuana through Nebraska is scheduled to be sentenced March 25.
York County District Court records say 31-year-old Ruben Morales Moran, of Corning, California, pleaded no contest last week to attempted possession of controlled substances for sale. Prosecutors dropped two related charges in exchange for Moran’s plea.
Authorities say a deputy stopped a pickup truck for speeding on Interstate 80 Aug. 8 in York County. A court document says the York County deputy grew suspicious, which led to a search of the truck. The 62 pounds (28 kilograms) of pot was found inside a hidden compartment under the pickup bed.