Lancaster County Sheriff's Office Seizes More Than 1,500 Pound of Marijuana

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Lancaster County authorities say deputies seized 1,517 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $7.5 million and arrested three people after a traffic stop on Lincoln's west side.

The Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the pot was stuffed into duffel bags inside a recreational vehicle that was pulled over Friday on U.S. Highway 77, about two miles southwest of the Capitol.

Chief Deputy Jeff Bliemeister says it was his department's largest Lancaster County drug seizure by poundage and street value.

Bliemeister says Isabel Mallar, of Martinez, Georgia, and Rahman Nabavi, of Alpharetta, Georgia, are expected to be formally charged later Tuesday with marijuana possession with intent to sell. He says Abbas Hajianbarzi, also of Alpharetta, is expected to be charged with conspiracy.

Court records don't list lawyers for any of them.