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Two men charged with Felony Drug Conspiracy following traffic stop

Tyler Kulas, Roni Hirmiz (Courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff's Department)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Two Michigan men were arrested by the Wyoming Highway Patrol after a routine traffic stop and now face multiple felony drug charges.

Court papers say that the two suspects made their initial court appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Monday, June 1st, 2020 to hear the recommended charges read to them by Judge Denise Nau.

Tyler Kulas, age 23, was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver THC, Possession of THC – Wax, Possession of THC – Shatter, Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, and Possession of Marijuana. All of the charges are felonies.

Roni. Hirmiz, age 35, faces felony charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver THC, Possession of THC – Oil, Possession of THC – Shatter, Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, a trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol, otherwise known as WHP, pulled over an SUV, bearing Michigan registration, after observing it traveling in excess of the posted speed limit while moving eastbound on I-80.

The trooper reports that after pulling over the SUV they made contact with Kulas, who was identified as the driver, and Hirmiz. The trooper says that they smelled the odor of raw marijuana originating from the vehicle.

“I inquired about the marijuana in the vehicle. Hirmiz stated that he smoked marijuana in the vehicle approximately one and a half days prior to my stop,” the trooper said.

Court papers say that another trooper with the WHP arrived at the scene and helped conduct a probable cause search of the vehicle.

Authorities allege that during the search, approximately 3820 grams of raw Marijuana in the form of pre-rolled joints were discovered in the trunk of the vehicle.

WHP reports that the following narcotics were also located during the search of the suspect’s vehicle:

  • 11.33 pounds of THC wax.
  • 15.21 pounds of THC edibles
  • 132 grams of THC Shatter
  • 340 grams of raw Marijuana
  • 126 grams of Liquid THC

Investigators says that all listed weights are approximate.

The affidavit adds that approximatley 10k empty commercial foil wrappers labeled for THC were located in the vehicle.

According to WHP, Kulas declined speaking to authorities once he was advised of his Miranda Rights. Hirmiz is alleged to have claimed ownership of the 340 grams of raw Marijuana and the 126 grams of THC.

“When asked about the controlled substances in the vehicle Hirmiz stated that it was cheaper to buy the items on the west coast and transport it back to Michigan,” the trooper said.

Law enforcement says that both suspects were transported to the Laramie County Detention Center without incident.

If convicted on all charges the two men could face up to 35 years in prison and fines up to 50k.

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.