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Pinedale Online > News > November 2015 > I-80 traffic stop nets 130 lbs of marijuana

Marijuana cargo. Photo by Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Marijuana cargo
130 lbs of marijuana was discovered in a car originating from California during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Wyoming on November 17th. Photo courtesy Wyoming Highway Patrol
I-80 traffic stop nets 130 lbs of marijuana
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
November 20, 2015

A traffic stop on Tuesday, November 17th west of Cheyenne on Interstate 80 has resulted in 130 pounds of marijuana seized by Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) Troopers. The traffic stop occurred on the 17th at 9:50 p.m. on I-80 at mile post 348 eastbound approximately ten miles west of Cheyenne.

Loc T. Nguyen, a 43-year old female resident of Oakland, California was stopped by a WHP Trooper for speeding, lane use and an unsafe lane change. Nguyen was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion at the time of the stop.

Upon making contact with Nguyen, the Trooper could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car prompting a search. In the cab and trunk areas of the Ford, Troopers located the 130 pounds of marijuana.

With the assistance of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Nguyen was arrested and taken to the Laramie County Detention Center in Cheyenne. Nguyen has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The marijuana is believed to have originated out of Oakland, California with an unknown final destination. The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be well over $500,000. The case has been turned over DCI.

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