Sentencing delayed for man caught with 111 pounds of marijuana in York County

YORK – Sentencing has been delayed for a man caught with 111 pounds of high-grade marijuana in York County.

Sergio Ramirez Garcia, of Lindsay, California, was scheduled for sentencing in York County District Court this week. However, he had not yet participated with his pre-sentence report so his bond was revoked pending that completion. He was remanded to the custody of the York County Sheriff’s Department until that is accomplished.

This case began a year ago when a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol stopped a van for a traffic infraction on Interstate 80, in York County. Garcia was the lone occupant.

According to court documents, the trooper saw two large boxes in the rear cargo area.

A criminal history check showed Garcia has a positive criminal history for receiving stolen property, obstructing police, possession of a stolen vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, murder, participating in street gangs, drug paraphernalia, battery and disorderly conduct including drugs.

A NSP canine alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, troopers found heat-sealed bags containing 111.3 pounds of marijuana and 1.7 pounds of THC wax.

He was initially charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and having no drug tax stamp. Those were later amended to just one Class 4 misdemeanor, as part of a plea agreement.

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