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Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 assist law enforcement in finding fentanyl

A vehicle search resulted in the WHP seizing 1,349 M30 fentanyl pills, 3.89 pounds of methamphetamine and a pistol.

Photo courtesy of Wyoming Highway Patrol.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 handler was called to assist special agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation near Evanston on Thursday evening.

The agents had contacted an individual at a gas station and became suspicious of criminal activity, according to a WHP news release.

The WHP trooper arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The handler observed a positive, trained final response to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle.

Per the WHP’s release, a vehicle search resulted in the trooper seizing 1,349 M30 fentanyl pills, 3.89 pounds of methamphetamine and a pistol.

The arrested subject was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have firearms.

Agents believe these drugs were destined for communities within Wyoming.

This case marks the first significant fentanyl seizure since the WHP K-9 teams were trained and certified on fentanyl two weeks ago.


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