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Suspended sentence for man found transporting 400 pounds of marijuana

A man who was arrested after a search of his van revealed he was transporting an estimated 400 lbs of marijuana has been given a suspended sentence on a possession charge.

On January 16, 2021 a Wyoming Highway Patrol 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.

As well as providing convoluted travel plans, the driver...

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