Troops finds gift-wrapped pot in SUV

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - December 31, 2009

The Nebraska State Patrol says the trooper found 7 pounds of gift-wrapped marijuana inside an SUV that ran off the road during a chase in Morrill County.

The patrols says the trooper tried to stop the SUV for failure to signal on Tuesday. After a short pursuit, the SUV turned into a cornfield.

The patrol says the driver fled on foot but was captured a short time later. A passenger, who was pregnant, remained in the SUV and was arrested.

The patrol says the two face charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. The driver may also face additional charges stemming from the chase.

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