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Man arrested for intent to deliver during Hulett Rodeo traffic stops

A Casper man was arrested for possession with intent to deliver during routine traffic control for the Hulett Rodeo parade.

At around 10 a.m. on June 11, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting traffic control for the parade on the Belle Fourche River bridge at around milepost 15 of Hwy 24.

After stopping traffic, the deputy reports that he approached each vehicle to advise of the reason and delay, during which he spoke with the driver of a green vehicle, later identified as Allan Akers. According to court reports, the deputy detected the odor of raw marijuana.

Akers allegedly stated he had smoked marijuana “about 50 miles ago” and had none with him. He was detained and his vehicle was searched.

During the search, the deputy allegedly located two marijuana buds in the cup holder, a smoking pipe and two baggies of marijuana in the center console and a backpack behind the driver’s seat containing three more baggies of marijuana.

The search was suspended, Akers was arrested and the deputy was granted a search warrant for the contents of the vehicle. Items seized included THC-infused “fruit roll-ups”, marijuana wax, small “rocks” of cocaine and dried mushrooms consistent with the appearance of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Akers has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of ten years of incarceration, a $10,000 fine or both.