The Laramie County Sheriff's Office recently revealed on social media that they had discovered approximately 19 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop.

The LCSO reports that on Friday, December 18 at approximately 6:25 p.m., troopers from the Wyoming Highway Patrol requested the assistance of a K9 team because of suspected drug trafficking.

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"Upon arrival," the post states, "Deputy J. Grimm deployed K9 Arie to perform a free air sniff of the vehicle. K9 Arie alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics within the vehicle. A subsequent search of the car revealed 14.4 pounds of suspected raw marijuana, 2.6 pounds of suspected THC wax and 2 pounds of suspected liquid THC."

As of the time of that post, the LCSO had not released the name(s) of those traveling in the vehicle.

Possession of more than 3 oz. of marijuana is a felony, and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. Sale or distribution of marijuana is also a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

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