Troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol intercepted 231 pounds of high-grade Marijuana and $3000 in cash Sunday morning after stopping a commercial semi tractor pulling a trailer in the Elk Mountain area near Laramie.
The seized drugs have an estimated street value of more than $1,300,000.
A media release from the WHP says a state trooper performed a roadside inspection of the vehicle after noticing statements by the driver and items listed in the log book raised interest. Upon inspection, the trooper found 10 boxes of marijuana interspersed among a legitimate load of commercial lighting fixtures and electrical wire. It is believed the shipment was intended for a location east of Wyoming.
The cash acquired in the search will be held for approximately six months to give potential owners an opportunity to file a claim of rightful ownership. If the money goes unclaimed, it will be utilized for law enforcement purposes.