Connecticut couple arrested with a hundred pounds of marijuana

SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYO – A man and woman from Connecticut are behind bars after county deputies found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said that about 10:00pm on Sunday night a county K9 unit observed a Toyota Sienna minivan driving erratically traveling east on Interstate 80 several miles east of Point of Rocks. The deputy made a stop. A subsequent investigation and search of the vehicle uncovered 107.9 pounds of marijuana.

The driver was identified as Stephen Joseph Lapoint, 60. His passenger was 46-year-old Maria Felicita Jurado. Both are of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Lowell said Lapoint is charged with felony-grade Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance. Jurado is charged with Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance.

Both remain in custody at the Sweetwater County Detention Center in Rock Springs.

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