Strike Three, And Four For Drug Couriers [AUDIO]
The Wyoming Highway Patrol interdicted a marijuana shipment last Thursday, making it three days in a row the patrol seized marijuana last week.
Marijuana and keefe:
According to a Highway Patrol release, the trooper stopped Carl Dimino, 44, of Wanaque (wu nah' ka), New Jersey, for speeding on Interstate 80 near Sinclair.
Dimino was reported to have given the trooper conflicting statements about his travel plans, so the trooper deployed the K-9, which alerted to the rear hatch of the vehicle.
Troopers discovered a vacuum sealed bags containing 15 pounds of marijuana and 3 pounds of keefe, which, according to the release, is a concentrated green powder gleaned from marijuana.
Dimino was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The Highway Patrol and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are still investigating.
In another, unrelated traffic stop on I-80 last Thursday, this one in Laramie County, 37-year-old Lee Cypher, of Santa Rosa, California, was stopped for speeding and gave a disjointed story about his destination. A K-9 unit alerted, and the trooper found more than 5 pounds of marijuana hidden in the back seat of the rental car.
Cypher was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to deliver.
Thursday was the third day in a row troopers interdicted drug shipments last week, seizing 25 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday, 39 pounds on Wednesday, and 23 pounds of marijuana on Thursday.