Plea Entered In Drug Case

Plea entered in court case involving transport of 10 pounds of marijuana. Sentencing happened immediately after the plea.

21-year-old Travis Gilmour of Saginaw County, Michigan was sentenced to 14 months to 34 months in the Nebraska Department of Corrections system.

En route back to Michigan, Gilmour was caught in a Nebraska State Patrol “ruse” operation on Interstate 80 in Cass County on August 25th of this year, said Chief Deputy Cass County Attorney Colin Palm. Investigators set up a ‘drug checkpoint ahead’ sign on Interstate 80 and Gilmour immediately pulled into a rest area and acted suspiciously, said Palm. NSP investigators waiting nearby questioned Gilmour and he gave them permission to search the vehicle. The marijuana was found in a bag in the trunk.

Gilmour, who had a previous drug conviction in Michigan, pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class III Felony.

The sentence was jointly recommended by the prosecution and defense as part of a plea arrangement.

Cass County District Court Judge Randall Rehmeier went along with the recommendation but commented that the sentence was on the lower end of what usually would be given in this situation, especially since Gilmour admitted that he had bought the marijuana and planned to resell it. Many of the I-80 drug arrests involve “mules”—individuals who do not own the drugs but are just hired for the transport, explained the judge.

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