19 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop on I80

(Laramie, Wyo.) - Last week on December 30, the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) seized 19 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop for speeding west of Laramie on Interstate 80. According to a release issued by WHP, a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan was stopped for the violation near mile post 288 on I-80 eastbound at 9:23 a.m. on the 30th. Through the course of the stop, the Trooper established reasonable suspicion that something else was going on other than the speeding violation. Due to this reasonable suspicion, WHP K-9 Frosty was put into action. After an alert by K-9 Frosty that a controlled substance was present in the Volkswagen, Troopers searched the car and located nineteen pounds of marijuana, less than one gram of suspected cocaine and over $1,300 in cash. Zachary Sasz, a 24-year-old resident of Waterford, New York and Barry Connor, a 25-year-old resident of Clifton Park, New York were taken into custody. They have been taken to the Albany County Detention Center in Laramie and have been charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of the suspected cocaine. he marijuana is believed to have originated out of Reno, Nevada and was destined for the Albany, New York area with an estimated street value of around $80,000. Feature Photo: h/t WHP / Pitchengine Communities #buckrail #news