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Las Vegas man arrested while driving drugs across Nebraska gets 41 months in federal prison

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LINCOLN, Nebraska — A Las Vegas man arrested while hauling drugs across Nebraska has been sentenced to federal prison.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1AC2Efp ) that Jose Juan Solorzano-Farias was given 41 months for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. A heroin possession charge was dropped in exchange for Solorzano-Farias' guilty plea to the meth charge.

Authorities say he was driving along Interstate 80 west of North Platte on Sept. 6 when a state trooper pulled him over. The Nebraska State Patrol says a patrol dog alerted troopers to the smell of drugs in the vehicle Solorzano-Farias was driving, and troopers say they found 27.5 pounds of meth and 1.5 pounds of heroin inside.

His passenger, Jose Arturo Solorio-Salinas, of Burnsville, Minnesota, awaits sentencing on a meth possession charge as well.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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