WHP K-9 Deployment “Sniffs” Out Multiple Arrests

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On July 14-17 the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) conducted an agency K-9 deployment in Laramie County. WHP K-9 teams and additional Troopers from across the state met in Cheyenne for updated training and hit the road for 24 hour patrols during the four day deployment.

Multiple arrests and drug seizures were conducted. By the end of the deployment 25 drug related felony charges and 26 drug related misdemeanor charges were filed. Approximately 313 pounds of marijuana, approximately one ounce of methamphetamine, approximately three-quarters of one ounce of heroin, and a small amount of ecstasy and prescription medications like oxycodone were also interdicted during the deployment.

The criminal interdictions were a result of 400 highway safety related traffic stops that resulted in 357 warnings and 73 other citations including nine seatbelt tickets and eight child seat tickets.