Man caught with four drug-related felonies pleads not guilty

YORK COUNTY –- A 44-year-old Omaha man who has been charged with four felonies in a case involving his being caught with multiple heat-sealed packages of high-grade marijuana in the trunk of his car in York County, has pleaded not guilty.

Daniel R. Duncan appeared in York County District Court for arraignment this week.

He has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2A felony; possession of more than one pound of marijuana, a Class 4 felony; having no drug tax stamp, a Class 4 felony; and failure to appear, a Class 4 felony.

According to court documents, this case began when a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol was on regular duty on Interstate 80 in York County. The affidavit of probable cause says the trooper stopped Duncan for having a faulty headlight.

It is alleged the trooper could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw what appeared to be multiple blunts in an ash tray.

A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Troopers allege they found, in the trunk of the car, two duffel bags full of heat-sealed packages of raw marijuana bud.

Upon his not guilty plea, a jury trial has been scheduled for late August.


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