Troopers Seize 188 Pounds Of Marijuana In Moving Boxes


Photo: Wyoming Highway Patrol
State troopers said this is one of the boxes of marijuana found in a moving truck after it was stopped in Wyoming on Sunday.

‚ÄčWyoming state troopers arrested a suspected marijuana smuggler after they said he ran into another car in an Interstate 80 construction zone on Sunday.

Troopers were alerted that a rental truck had hit another vehicle without stopping on the interstate west of Cheyenne, reports Wayne Harrison of The Denver Channel.
A rental truck matching the description was pulled over about 15 miles west of Cheyenne and a Wyoming Highway Patrol drug detection dog was called in after the driver “appeared very nervous.”
Driver James Richburg, 56, was so nervous, in fact, that he forgot to put his truck in park and started rolling as he was being questioned, reports Rylee DeGood at CBS 5.

The dog alerted to the presence of drugs, and troopers opened the rear of the truck, finding 19 boxes of what they called “high grade marijuana” hidden under and mixed in with a load of household furniture, according to Sgt. Stephen Townsend, reports The Associated Press.
Troopers claimed the boxes contained vacuum-sealed bags with 188 pounds of marijuana.
The troopers claimed the marijuana was worth $1.1 million, which means these idiots are apparently willing to pay $5,851 a pound.
The driver, James Richburg, 26, was held for suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Troopers claimed the marijuana came from California and was headed to Pennsylvania.