Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

400 lbs of marijuana seized during stop

A man was arrested on January 16 after his convoluted travel plans caused Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers to become suspicious and a search of his van revealed he was transporting an estimated 400 lbs of marijuana.

On January 16, a trooper located in Crook County was contacted by another trooper who said she had stopped a van on Hwy 50 near Gillette and become suspicious of criminal activity, specifically the transportation of controlled substances. However, the second trooper did not have a K-9 available and was denied consent to perform a search.

The second trooper stated that the driver had...