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197 pounds of marijuana seized

A traffic stop on I-80, nine miles west of Cheyenne resulted in the seizure of 197 pounds of marijuana, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

According to a WHP report, a state trooper observed a 2011 Dodge pickup, pulling a horse trailer, traveling east with no registration displayed on the pickup. The trooper stopped the vehicle for the registration violation. The report continued, A Wyoming Highway Patrol drug detection K-9 was deployed during the stop and the K-9 alerted the officer to the presence of a controlled substance in the horse trailer. After searching the horse trailer, troopers located 197 pounds of marijuana in several different containers located within the horse trailer.

The patrol advises the marijuana was being transported to the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area from Eureka, California. With the assistance of the Wyoming Division Criminal Investigation, 66-year-old Larry Gibson, from Redding, California was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony intent to deliver a controlled substance. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is $394,000.