Drug arrest near Elk Mountain nets 221 pounds of marijuana | WyomingPosted by On


LYMAN (WNE) — A routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 recently resulted in the confiscation of 221 pounds of marijuana.

On Oct. 30, a Wyoming Highway Patrolman assigned to the Elk Mountain area stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction near milepost 263 on I-80.

The driver gave inconsistent statements, and the trooper observed additional suspicious factors that led him to detain the driver.

Another patrolman arrived on the scene and deployed his K-9 partner, “Bailey,” who gave a positive alert indicating the odor of an illegal substance.

The resulting search yielded approximately 221 pounds of marijuana.

The driver, who was not identified in the release issued by the WHP, was arrested and booked into the Carbon County Detention Center on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and —failure to maintain a single lane of travel.

This story was published on Nov. 4, 2022.

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