CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 handler was called to assist special agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation near Evanston on Thursday evening.
The agents had contacted an individual at a gas station and became suspicious of criminal activity, according to a WHP news release.
The WHP trooper arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The handler observed a positive, trained final response to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle.
Per the WHP’s release, a vehicle search resulted in the trooper seizing 1,349 M30 fentanyl pills, 3.89 pounds of methamphetamine and a pistol.
The arrested subject was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have firearms.
Agents believe these drugs were destined for communities within Wyoming.
This case marks the first significant fentanyl seizure since the WHP K-9 teams were trained and certified on fentanyl two weeks ago.