Pot Patrol: WHP nabs horse trailer full of weed on I-80

WYOMING – Wyoming Highway Patrol reported yesterday it had made a major drug bust on Interstate 80 resulting in the seizure of nearly 200 pounds of marijuana.

A traffic stop was made by a patrol officer on September 30 at 2:59pm at milepost 353 on I-80, approximately 9 miles west of Cheyenne.

The trooper observed a 2011 Dodge pickup pulling a horse trailer, traveling east with no registration displayed on the pickup. The trooper stopped the vehicle for the registration violation. A Wyoming Highway Patrol drug detection K-9 was deployed during the stop and the K-9 alerted to the presence of a controlled substance in the horse trailer.

After searching the horse trailer, troopers located 197 pounds of marijuana in several different containers located within the horse trailer. It was determined the marijuana was being transported to the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area from Eureka, California.

With the assistance of the Wyoming Division Criminal Investigation, 66-year-old Larry Gibson, from Redding, California was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony intent to deliver a controlled substance. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is $394,000.