Man hauling marijuana through York County gets jail time

YORK – Tyreece French, 25, of Omaha, was earlier given a reduction in charges in a case that initially began as felony possession of more than one pound of marijuana. This week, he was sent to jail.

He was arrested after he was stopped by troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol on Interstate 80 in York County for traffic offenses.

French was driving a van with Georgia license plates when he was stopped and he had multiple passengers inside the vehicle.

The trooper could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the affidavit filed with the court, and French admitted to the possession of marijuana.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, for which deputies with the York County Sheriff’s Department assisted, multiple dispensary bags of marijuana were found. The weight of the marijuana was not disclosed in court documents.

Initially, troopers arrested French for delivery of a controlled substance, having no drug tax stamp and possessing more than one pound of marijuana. The formal charge that was filed against French was a single count of having more than one pound of marijuana.

French pleaded no contest to attempt of a Class 4 felony, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor. He was facing a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail.

This week, he was sentenced to 10 days in the York County Jail with no credit for time served.

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