CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers have confiscated nearly 100 pounds of marijuana worth about $265,000 in just more than a week from motorists traveling along Interstate 80. Patrol Sgt. Steve Townsend says the harvesting season for pot growers is from early October through December, and that most of the pot is then transported east. He says normally the agency has its biggest seizures in October but record snowfall and cold weather delayed trafficking that month.
He says most of the marijuana is grown in California and
Washington state and passes through Wyoming on Interstate 80. Townsend says troopers confiscated 936 pounds of marijuana in
2008 and 750 pounds in 2007 off the interstates.