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Suspects arrested, 12 pounds of marijuana seized after traffic stop

Dan Paul. Conielous Pittman, Antwan Tyson (Courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Three men were arrested by the Wyoming Highway Patrol and now face multiple felony drug charges following a traffic stop on I-80.

Court papers say that Dan Paul, Antwan Tyson and Conielus Pittman all made their initial appearances via video in Laramie County Circuit Court on May 26th to hear the recommended felony charges of Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana read to them by Judge Lee.

According to Wyoming state statutes if all three are convicted they could each face up 25 years in prison and/or 30k in possible fines.

An affidavit filed in the case says that on May 25th, 2020, a trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol, otherwise known as WHP, pulled over a red Toyota Corolla, bearing Florida registration, for a speeding violation.

The trooper reports that they made contact with Tyson, who was driving, and Paul, who was in the passenger seat. Authorities say that they discovered that vehicle was rented under Paul’s name.

Court papers go on to say that the trooper uncovered a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, a scale, vacuum sealer and scent proof bags in trunk of the Toyota.

Investigators say that they contacted the rental company and were advised that Paul had rented another car, described as a grey passenger car with California plates.

According to the affidavit, troopers made contact with the grey vehicle in a parking lot off of exit 377 on I-80. At the time authorities were able to identify Pittman as the driver.

Law enforcement says that a probable cause search of the grey vehicle revealed several packages of suspected marijuana in the trunk of the car.

“Packages were such that based on my extensive history and relevant training in regards of controlled substances this was not for personal use, but was packaged for delivery and to be distributed at a later date,” the trooper said.

Officials with the WHP advise that the discovery of the vacuum sealer and scale in the Toyota also indicated that the narcotics were meant for distribution.

All three men were reportedly detained without incident.

Investigators say that during interviews with the suspects it was indicated that the three had been working together to obtain and move the suspected marijuana to Georgia.

According to court documents, the suspected marijuana was weighed in its packaging and was recorded as being 12 pounds.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.