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Wyoming traffic stop results in large marijuana bust

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Three people were arrested and 63 pounds of marijuana seized during after what began as a traffic stop in Wyoming.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, at about 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 26 a trooper stopped a vehicle near mile post 290 on Interstate 80. The location is about 20 miles west of Laramie.

The trooper said he stopped the 2016 Ford Focus as the vehicle failed to maintain its lane of travel several times.

After stopping the car, the trooper became suspicious that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in some type of criminal activity. The trooper asked the driver for consent to search the Ford and the consent to search was granted.

During the search, the trooper found approximately 63 pounds of marijuana in several bags. It was determined the marijuana was being transported to the Tennessee area from California.

With the assistance of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, 41-year-old Vickey Hamilton, 21-year-old Lorenzo Hamilton, and 18-year-old Champainge Rucker, all from Nashville, Tennessee, were 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 $126,000. 

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