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July 1, 2013

Man caught with cash, marijuana found guilty by jury

Pot was delivered by police after being found at the airport


About three months before Opiew was arrested he was stopped in a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer while traveling west on I-80 in Nebraska. He and a passenger were arrested after sheriff’s deputies found a bag of marijuana and five marijuana cigarettes. When the Mountaineer was searched thoroughly, about $45,000 in cash was found hidden under its second-row seats.

Opiew and his passenger were released, but Nebraska authorities kept the cash because the men said they didn’t know anything about it.

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