CASPER, Wyo. — A traffic stop along Wyoming Highway 50 south of Gillette on Tuesday resulted in the seizure of two pounds of methamphetamine, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The WHP allege that Jerry Dawson, a North Dakota resident, was traveling at 92 mph in a 70 mph zone, leading a trooper to pull him over.
“Dawson was driving a 2020 Chrysler 300 at the time of the stop,” WHP said on Wednesday. “While the trooper was speaking with the passenger, Bobby Dickerson of Bakersfield, California, he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle and noticed a marijuana bud on the passenger seat.”
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“This prompted a search of the car. In the trunk of the Chrysler, troopers located approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine.”
Dickerson attempted to flee on foot after standing with a back-up trooper on scene.
“A short time later, he was apprehended in a field north of the initial stopped location,” the WHP said.
Both men were arrested and transported to the Campbell County Detention Center, the WHP said.
“They have been charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony possession with intent to deliver,” the WHP adds.
The methamphetamine is thought to have come from Las Vegas, Nevada and was headed for North Dakota, the WHP said.
“The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is assisting with the investigation,” the release adds.
The traffic stop occurred on Highway 50 about 23 miles south of Gillette.