Wyoming Highway Patrol: 221 pounds of suspected marijuana found in traffic stop

The Wyoming Highway Patrol believe a soldier found 221 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Oct. 30. (Wyoming Highway Patrol)

CASPER, Wyo – An Interstate 80 traveler in Carbon County is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after the Wyoming Highway Patrol says a soldier found 221 pounds of marijuana presumed during a roadside check.

The stop took place at 1:16 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 near milepost 263 on Interstate 80. A soldier assigned to the Elk Mountain area stopped the vehicle for not maintaining a single lane of traffic , says a press release.

“The driver made inconsistent statements and the Trooper observed other suspicious factors that led him to detain the driver. A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper responded and deployed his K-9 partner, ‘Bailey’ , which gave a positive alert indicating the smell of an illegal substance,” the statement read.

The resulting search yielded the suspected marijuana, soldiers say.

The driver, who was not identified by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, was arrested and held in Carbon County Detention Center for felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and failure to maintain a single traffic way.

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