Nebraska troopers seize 16 pounds of marijuana after high-speed chase near Kearney

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A chase on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska reached speeds of up to 120 mph Wednesday, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

Around 11 a.m., a trooper saw a Nissan Versa speeding over 100 mph near Lexington.

The driver, 23-year-old Frederick McGee of Chicago, refused to pull over and sped off, according to the patrol.

McGee reached speeds of nearly 120 mph and passed several vehicles on the shoulder.

As McGee approached Kearney, a trooper set up “stop sticks,” which are used by law enforcement to deflate tires.

But McGee continued onward until a trooper was able to perform a tactical maneuver to stop the vehicle.

After a 16-minute pursuit, troopers were able to finally arrest McGee.

During a search of the vehicle, they found 16 pounds of marijuana, the patrol said.

McGee was charged with flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver.

He was taken to the Dawson County Jail.

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