Speeding Stop Leads to Huge Pot Bust
A California woman is behind bars after 130 pounds of pot were found in her car.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant David Wagener says 43-year-old Loc Nguyen was arrested Tuesday night after a trooper pulled her over for speeding on I-80 approximately ten miles west of Cheyenne.
The trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car prompting a search. 130 pounds of marijuana, estimated to have a street value of well over $500,000, were found inside the vehicle and in the trunk.
Nguyen was arrested and booked into the Laramie County Jail. She has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
The marijuana is believed to have originated out of Oakland, California with an unknown final destination.
The case has been turned over to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.