Wyoming Troopers make a nearly 1-ton pot bust on I-80 Tuesday

WHP inspection leads to discovery of 1849 pounds of marijuana on flatbed trailer. Photo: Wyoming Highway Patrol
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (by Release / KNEP) - A commercial vehicle inspection by the Wyoming Highway Patrol Tuesday ended in a pot bust with a value in the millions.

WHP Sergeant Kyle McKay says in a release that a traffic stop around 11:30 a.m. near mile marker 361 on Interstate 80 resulted in the seizure of approximately 1849 pounds of marijuana.

A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a 2017 Dodge Ram Pickup pulling a flat bed trailer to conduct a commercial vehicle inspection. While conducting the inspection another Trooper ran his drug detection K-9 and his dog alerted to the odor of narcotics within the load on the trailer.

Troopers searched the load on the trailer and discovered the marijuana, with an estimated street value of $7.3 million.

With the assistance of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case. At the time of the release, there was no additional information released regarding the status of the driver of the vehicle.