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Wyoming troopers seeking suspect after seizing 50 pounds of meth during traffic stop

Posted at 3:12 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:56:25-04

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers announced Thursday they seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $425,000 in an April traffic stop in Sweetwater County, and they’re trying to figure out who’s responsible.

The troopers said they found the stash in two manufactured compartments added on to a white Chevy Colorado pickup being transported with two other vehicles on a tractor trailer.

The tractor-trailer was stopped for a commercial vehicle inspection on Interstate 80, and troopers allege they found inconsistencies in the paperwork for the delivery destination and began the search. Sweetwater County is in southeast Wyoming on the Colorado border.

After getting the driver’s permission, the troopers used a drug dog, who smelled illegal drugs and prompted a further search, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol news release.

They found 23 packages of crystal meth in the two compartments, according to the news release.

Troopers said the driver is not a suspect probably didn’t know about the meth or the hidden compartments. The Wyoming Highway Patrol and Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing the investigation.