The Wyoming Highway Patrol issued a media release stating that a trooper and his drug detection K-9 seized just under 3 pounds of high grade marijuana earlier this week that was headed for Sheridan. The trooper pulled over a vehicle just outside of Casper on northbound
I-25 for a speeding violation. The media release states that during contact with the driver, the trooper could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A K-9 drug detection dog was deployed inside the vehicle and alerted the trooper in the area of a cardboard box in the rear seat of the vehicle and a duffel bag in the front floorboard area.
In the duffel bag, troopers discovered what was high grade marijuana in sealed bags. The estimated street value of the drug is approximately $15,600. The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Edwin Jacobs from the Sheridan area was arrested and faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intend to deliver.
Special Agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are assisting the Highway Patrol with the investigation. The 3 pounds of marijuana was being transported by Jacobs from Colorado to Sheridan for distribution.