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IL man arrested after 11 lbs. of Christmas gift-wrapped pot found in car

Garrett Scott Brasel (Source: Lancaster County Sheriff's Office) Garrett Scott Brasel (Source: Lancaster County Sheriff's Office)
LINCOLN, NE (KFVS) -

A man from Cambria, Illinois, may have gotten busted trying to play Santa in Nebraska with some gift-wrapped pot.

Garrett Scott Brasel, 27, of Cambria, Ill. was taken to jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance.

On Nov. 25, a Lancaster County sheriff's deputy had gotten a tip during a traffic stop minutes earlier that Brasel may be involved in criminal activity.

The deputy found Brasel sitting in his 2006 gray Honda Civic at a Casey's General Story in Lincoln, Neb. 

The deputy found a small amount of marijuana in the passenger compartment. 

After searching the truck, the deputy found two wrapped Christmas presents with 34 individually heat-sealed packages of marijuana. 

The marijuana weighed a total of 11.34 pounds.

The deputy also found three non-prescribed Hydrocodone pills in the car.

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