38 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Cheyenne Traffic Stop
An Oakland, California couple is facing felony drug charges after authorities found 38 pounds of marijuana in their rental car.
According to an affidavit, 27-year-old Irving Alexander Melgar Hernandez and 22-year-old Silvia Esmeralda Ayala Rodriquez were pulled over on June 30 after a Cheyenne-area trooper clocked them doing 102 mph in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 80.
The traffic stop led to a search of the car and 33 packages of marijuana were found in the trunk. Approximately $2,000 in U.S. currency was also seized.
The two were arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and felony possession of marijuana. Hernandez was also charged with speeding.
Their bonds were set at $5,000 cash, but as of this (Thursday) afternoon only Hernandez had posted bail.
The couple's preliminary hearings are scheduled for July 11 in Laramie County Circuit Court.