U-Haul Carrying Over 40 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized Near Cheyenne

The driver of a rented U-Haul truck remains in custody following a traffic stop and seizure of just over 40 pounds of marijuana. The driver of the U-Haul, 42 year-old Erich Thalmayer from Eugene, Oregon, was arrested Thursday just after 3:00 p.m. after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 approximately 4 miles east of Cheyenne.

Thalmayer was operating a mid-size U-Haul truck and was unable to maintain the vehicle within a single lane of travel. As the Trooper was following Thalmayer’s vehicle it swerved off onto the eastbound shoulder.

After contacting Thalmayer the Trooper became suspicious when Thalmayer changed details about the trip he was undertaking and appeared extremely nervous. Thalmayer stated he was hauling a load of used furniture for a relative to New York. The Trooper requested assistance from a Laramie County Sheriff’s Department drug detection K-9.

Once the deputy and his partner arrived the K-9 alerted at the rear of the U-Hual trucks cargo box. When Troopers opened the cargo door the only thing in the cargo hold area were 17 cardboard boxes. When the boxes were opened by Troopers, they were found to contain plastic garbage bags filled with high grade marijuana.

Thalmayer was en route to Middleton, New York and began his trip in Eugene, Oregon. The street value of the high grade marijuana is estimated to be approximately $100,000.

Thalmayer has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. If convicted of the felony charge he could face up to 10 years of imprisonment and/or fines up to $10,000.

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When will people come to

When will people come to realize that there are so many other things that should be illegal, things that we put into our bodies everyday and no one cares? I hope that at least my children will live in a natural environment, and one where legal weed is not an issue anymore.



40 pounds is not a minuscule

40 pounds is not a minuscule amount!
And Thalmayer [deleted by Sheridan Media]. why did you have all that empty space and just some boxes of dope. LOL You spent all that money and dope and a Uhaul you'd think you would have thought that out a little better. [deleted by Sheridan Media].

Glad to see this!

Even though it is a miniscule amount that probably travel through/to the State, at least some is getting taken off the streets.


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