Nebraska cops: East Point man had 114 pounds of pot in his SUV

Tzeghai Sayetu-Hazell
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Tzeghai Sayetu-Hazell

Credit: Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

An East Point man was arrested in Nebraska on Monday after he was caught with 114 pounds of marijuana in his SUV, according to a Nebraska State Patrol news release.

Tzeghai Sayetu-Hazell, 32, remained in the Lancaster County jail Wednesday on $50,000 bond, according to jail records. He faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and a no Drug Tax stamp, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

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Nebraska State Patrol troopers said they found 114 pounds of marijuana in an East Point man's car. The drugs' street value is $342,00. (Credit: Nebraska State Patrol)

Credit: Nebraska State Patrol

Nebraska State Patrol troopers said they found 114 pounds of marijuana in an East Point man's car. The drugs' street value is $342,00. (Credit: Nebraska State Patrol)
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Nebraska State Patrol troopers said they found 114 pounds of marijuana in an East Point man's car. The drugs' street value is $342,00. (Credit: Nebraska State Patrol)

Credit: Nebraska State Patrol

Credit: Nebraska State Patrol

A trooper spotted Sayetu-Hazell’s 2018 Ford Expedition following too closely behind a car on I-80 in Lincoln, according to the release. The trooper stopped the SUV and smelled marijuana coming from it.

“The trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered several duffel bags filled with vacuum-sealed packages containing marijuana,” NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said in the release.

The estimated street value of the drugs is $342,000.

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