Californian Convicted In Nebraska Pot Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

One Californian has been convicted, another acquitted in Nebraska courts of marijuana possession for sale.

53-year-old Kenneth Waltz Jr. was convicted on Monday after a nonjury trial in front of District Judge John Colborn. On Wednesday, 53-year-old Donata Compa was acquitted after a jury trial.

They had been charged with possession with intent to deliver. They both live in Laytonville, California.

On Jan. 6, 2011, a Nebraska state trooper pulled over the car
Waltz was driving on Interstate 80 in northwest Lincoln. The
trooper reported Waltz was following another car too closely. The
nearly 12 pounds of marijuana was found during a search of Waltz's
car. Compa was traveling with Waltz.

Waltz is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

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