Man caught with 100 pounds of pot sentenced to prison in York County District Court

YORK – Enrique Alcala Zavalza, 50, of Woodland, California, has been sentenced to prison time after being caught with 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana in York County.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol were on regular patrol in York County on Interstate 80 when they saw a vehicle traveling far below the posted speed limit. The trooper filing the affidavit with the court said the vehicle went onto the shoulder twice as well as the inside shoulder off the passing lane. A traffic stop was initiated.

Zavalza was the driver.

Due to the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, a search was conducted. During the search, troopers found 100 bags of marijuana weighing 100 pounds.

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

As part of a plea agreement, the charges were amended to one count of attempted possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a Class 3A felony.

This week, Judge James Stecker sentenced Zavalza to 18 months in prison with credit for 20 days already served in the York County Jail.



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