K9 'free air sniffs' lead to seizure of 320.7 pounds of suspected marijuana at two Wyoming truck stops - Casper, WY Oil City News
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K9 ‘free air sniffs’ lead to seizure of 320.7 pounds of suspected marijuana at two Wyoming truck stops

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday that the Wyoming Highway Patrol requested the assistance of their K9 unit on traffic stops at two truck stops east of Cheyenne in March.

The first traffic stop occurred at the TravelCenters of America truck stop located along the I-80 Service Road east of Cheyenne.

LCSO said the K9 unit conducted a “free air sniff” of a vehicle which was contacted at a service pump of the truck stop. After the K9 indicated the presence of illegal substances, a search was carried out.

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“The search resulted in 24.1 lbs of suspected marijuana and 7 grams of suspected ecstasy and Xanax pills contained in a Ziploc sandwich bag in the center console of the truck,” LCSO said.

The second traffic stop occurred on March 10. The Wyoming Highway Patrol had stopped a vehicle at the Sapp Brothers Truck Stop east of Cheyenne and again requested LCSO K9 assistance at around 3:35 pm.

LCSO responded and the K9 unit conducted a “free air sniff” around the vehicle and indicated the presence of illegal substances.

“The search revealed 296.6 lbs of suspected marijuana concealed with heat sealed plastic packaging and odor resistant bags,” LCSO said.