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163 pounds of pot seized from Medford men in Nebraska

Police reportedly seized more than 163 pounds of marijuana and one firearm from two Southern Oregon men after a Nebraska cop allegedly sniffed them out at a gas station.

Richard William Hunter, 55, and Jack Edward Skinner, 45, both of Medford, were arrested Monday after police say they found the pot atop the Ford Expedition they were driving in the Lincoln, Nebraska, area, according to a press release issued earlier this week by Nebraska State Patrol.

The Nebraska trooper initially made contact with the Medford men while they were fueling the SUV shortly after 10 a.m. Monday in the town of Milford, about 20 miles west of Lincoln, according to police.

“During the encounter, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” the Nebraska release states.

Police say they found the 163 pounds of pot in duffel bags stored in a “rooftop luggage carrier” during a search of the vehicle.

Hunter and Skinner were charged with possessing more than one pound of marijuana with intent to deliver, which is a class IV felony under Nebraska law, and were booked in the Seward County Jail.

Jail records showed the men were no longer being held as of Wednesday.

Nebraska police also charged Skinner with possessing a firearm during a drug violation.

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