Highway Patrol Seizes 81 Pounds of Marijuana, Thanks to Snow Plow
The Wyoming Highway Patrol has charged three individuals with felony possession of a controlled substance after seizing 81 pounds from a vehicle in Elk Mountain, Thursday.
The seizure was made on Jan. 31, thanks to a Wyoming Department of Transportation snow plow after it struck a black pelican case, spilling large amounts of cash on the side on the road.
The unidentified driver of the snow plow turned the case and its contents over to the WHP.
That same afternoon, a maintenance unit was contacted by three individuals in a Toyota passenger vehicle, who asked about a pelican case that had flown out of their car.
The individuals were directed to the highway patrol office in Elk Mountain.
When they arrived, troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the Toyota and a nearby K9 unit responded.
The K9 gave a positive indication to the presence of a controlled substance.
A search of the vehicle revealed 81 pounds of marijuana, felony amounts of ecstasy, felony amounts of liquid THC, and psilocybin mushrooms.
All individuals in the Toyota were arrested and charged with felony possession of controlled substances.
The case remains under investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the WHP.