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

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 trooper found 221 pounds of suspected marijuana during a traffic stop.

The stop took place at 1:16 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, near milepost 263 on Interstate 80. A trooper assigned to the Elk Mountain area stopped the vehicle for failure to maintain a single lane of travel, a news release states.

“The driver gave inconsistent statements, and the Trooper observed additional suspicious factors that led him to detain the driver. A Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper responded and deployed his K-9 partner, “Bailey,” who gave a positive alert indicating the odor of an illegal substance,” the release states.

The resulting search yielded the suspected marijuana, troopers say.

The driver, who was not identified by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 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.

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