$7.3 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized in Wyoming Traffic Stop
A Wyoming Highway Patrol traffic stop Tuesday resulted in the seizure of an estimated $7.3 million worth of marijuana.
Sgt. Kyle McKay says the stop occurred on Interstate 80 in Cheyenne around 11:30 a.m.
"One of our troopers stopped a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a flatbed trailer to conduct a commercial vehicle inspection," said McKay.
"While he was conducting the inspection, another trooper ran his drug detection K-9 and the dog alerted to the odor of narcotics within the load on the trailer," he added.
McKay says troopers searched the pickup and trailer and discovered 1,849 pounds of marijuana within the load.
"This is a pretty significant bust in Wyoming's history," said McKay. "It's not the largest bust, but it may be one of the largest marijuana busts that we've had."
The case is currently under investigation.