Crash Investigation Becomes a Drug bust
A two vehicle crash on Thursday north of Wheatland turned from a crash investigation into a felony drug arrest. Around 8:53 a.m., Wyoming State Troopers were dispatched approximately 12 miles north of Wheatland to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 25 northbound. They found that 57 year old Kraig Kahrs of Apple Valley, Minnesota had lost control of his vehicle on the snow and ice covered road and crashed into the rear-end of a full size pickup truck.
During the crash investigation, troopers followed foot tracks in the snow and discovered several large trash bags in the ditch. A search of the trash bags and another bag in Mr. Kahrs vehicle revealed vacuum sealed plastic packages of marijuana weighing approximately 41 pounds.
With the help of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Mr. Kahrs was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The marijuana was destined for Minnesota from a yet to be determined location. The case has been turned over to DCI for further investigation.