Highway Patrol Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust In Worland
A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper found a felony amount of suspected methamphetamine in a minivan he stopped for not yielding to oncoming traffic last week, according to a news release from David Wagener of the Highway Patrol on Monday.
The trooper stopped the minivan on U.S. Highway 20 in the city limits of Worland after having to brake and stop to avoid colliding with it about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The trooper checked on the driver and smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search revealed 5.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 8.2 grams of marijuana, and a large amount of U.S. currency.
The Highway Patrol and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation arrested and charged Justin Peterson, 35, of Miles City, Mont., with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and driving while his license was suspended, revoked or cancelled.
Peterson was taken to the Washakie County Jail.