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California suspects arrested in Wyoming with 137 lbs. of suspected marijuana

Troopers report finding approximately 137.4 lbs. of suspected marijuana in the vehicle, inside of vacuum-sealed bags, and stored in black duffles. 

(File Photo; Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City News)

Two suspects were arrested following a traffic stop on I-80 in Laramie County. A K-9–assisted search reportedly yielded over 130 lbs. of suspected marijuana.

Two suspects — a male and a female, both reported to be California residents — have been identified in the case. The female suspect faces charges of Possession of Marijuana in a Felony Amount and Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Deliver. The male also faces felony Possession and Possession With Intent to Deliver charges, and also faces a misdemeanor charge of speeding.

Troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol say in an affidavit filed in Laramie County Circuit Court that they were on patrol on I-80 near mile marker 358 when they observed a vehicle driving 79 mph in a posted 75-mph zone.

WHP goes on to report that the vehicle stopped after exiting the interstate and troopers met with the suspects in the vehicle. The driver, identified as Alecjacob Desuasido, 21, told troopers that the vehicle was a rental and denied the presence of anything illegal inside.

WHP officials say that during the investigation, a Laramie County K-9 unit arrived and conducted a “free air sniff” of the vehicle and indicated the presence of possible contraband.

After a subsequent search of the vehicle, troopers report finding approximately 137.4 lbs. of suspected marijuana in the vehicle inside of vacuum-sealed bags and stored in black duffels. 

Desuasido and the female suspect, identified as Roxanna Gomez, 21, were then arrested and transported to the Laramie County Jail. Both were given $20,000 cash bonds and are scheduled for preliminary hearings later this month.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.