- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

YORK, Neb. (AP) - A 32-year-old Utah man who’d been arrested along Interstate 80 in Nebraska has been sent to prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1ChYvhl ) that Stephen Scanlon, of Lehi, Utah, on Wednesday was sentenced to 2½ years in a federal prison. He’d pleaded guilty. Scanlon also must serve four years of supervised release when he leaves custody.

Authorities say Scanlon was a passenger in a car pulled over for traffic violations on Oct. 19, 2013, in York County. State troopers say they smelled marijuana in the car, and a subsequent search turned up two empty suitcases with marijuana debris and nearly $91,000 in heat-sealed bags.

Scanlon forfeited the cash as part of the criminal case. Charges against the driver were dropped.

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

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