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Couple pulled over for speeding, arrested on drug charges

Richonda Bailey, Carl McMillian (Courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff's Department)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Two people were arrested by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, otherwise known as WHP, after they were discovered to be in possession of multiple forms of marijuana during a probable cause search of their vehicle.

According to an arrest affidavit, Richonda Bailey, age 40, and Carl McMillian, age 41, were pulled over by a trooper with the WHP during the evening hours of May 29th, 2020, after their vehicle was observed to be exceeding the posted speed limit while traveling on I-80 East.

Court papers indicate that McMillian was the driving the vehicle, which was bearing Texas registration, at the time of the traffic stop.

The trooper reports that when they made contact with the suspects they could smell the odor of raw marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle

“I asked Bailey when the last time marijuana was in the vehicle. Bailey stated that the last time marijuana was in the vehicle was when she and McMillian were in California. She further stated that there was not presently any marijuana in the vehicle,” the trooper said.

According to the Trooper. McMillian echoed that there was not any marijuana in the car at the time.

The affidavit says that a second trooper arrived to the scene to assist in a probable cause search of the vehicle.

Authorities allege that the search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of approximately 3546 grams of suspected raw marijuana in the trunk. They go to report that the suspected marijuana was packaged in six vacuum-sealed bags.

According to the WHP, troopers also located approximately 1399 grams of suspected THC edibles and around 848 grams of suspected THC liquid in a brown bag on the floorboards.

A search of Bailey’s purse uncovered an additional 248 grams of THC liquid.

Court documents say that both suspects were transported without incident to the Laramie County Detention Center.

During her initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court, on June 1st, 2020, Bailey was read the recommended felony charge of Possession of THC- Oil by Judge Lee.

During the same proceedings, McMillian was read felony charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana.

Bond information is not available at this time.

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.