Californian Held In Nebraska On US Drug Charge

LINCOLN -- Officials say a 29-year-old California man has been arrested in Nebraska after more than $934,000 in suspected drug money was found inside a vehicle he was driving.  Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says  Ryan Perich, of Woodbridge, Calif., was arrested last week after he'd been pulled over for a traffic violation on Interstate 80 along the western edge of Lincoln.  An affidavit by Homeland Security agent Mark Lee says officers found the money inside vacuum-sealed bags in the vehicle after Perich gave permission for a search.  State charges were dropped after federal authorities stepped in. Perich is held on a charge of interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises. Lee says he thinks Perich is a money courier for California-based marijuana traffickers.



Ryan Perich (Courtesy of Lancaster County Sheriff's Office)


(BELOW: About $934,000 in cash recovered from the traffic stop.  Courtesy of LSO)

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Locations : CaliforniaLincolnNebraskaWoodbridge
People : Mark LeeRyan PerichTerry Wagner
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