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Gillette resident given suspended sentence for possession

A Gillette resident has been given a suspended sentence on a possession charge after being pulled over for speeding on the highway in Crook County.

On November 24, 2021 at 7:44 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was patrolling U.S.14 when he observed a vehicle traveling at 84 mph in a 70 mph zone. He conducted a traffic stop, during which he reported recognizing the driver and passenger from a previous stop, when he had found the driver had a suspended license.

According to court reports, the trooper asked the driver, Jesse David Larralde, if he was still suspended, to which he replied tha...