Nearly 200 pounds of pot seized in traffic stop west of CheyenneOct 6, 2017 From wire reports
CHEYENNE -- A traffic stop Sept. 30 resulted in the seizure of approximately 197 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of about $400,000.
The traffic stop occurred at 2:59 p.m. at milepost 353 on Interstate 80 eastbound, about nine miles west of Cheyenne.
A Wyoming State Trooper observed a 2011 Dodge pickup, pulling a horse trailer, traveling east with no registration displayed on the pickup. The trooper stopped the vehicle for the registration violation.
A Wyoming Highway Patrol drug detection dog was deployed during the stop and the dog detected the presence of a controlled substance in the horse trailer.
In searching the trailer, troopers located 197 pounds of marijuana in several different containers.
It was determined the marijuana was being transported to the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, area from Eureka, California.
With the assistance of the Wyoming Division Criminal Investigation, 66-year-old Larry Gibson, from Redding, California was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony intent to deliver a controlled substance.