W.Y. snow plow strikes case full of cash, leading to drug arrest

Wyoming – With the cold snap and winter weather hitting most of the area, the few snow plows that are not frozen to the ground are on the roads keeping us all safe. On Thursday of this week, a snow plow driver cashed in and led authorities to a massive drug bust.

As the driver was providing surface treatment to the roadway, he struck a black pelican case. He stopped his operation to investigate what he had just run over. Upon picking the case up, its contents spilled revealing large amounts of U.S. currency. He immediately turned the case into WY Highway Patrol.

Meanwhile, another maintenance unit was contacted by 3 individuals inquiring about the pelican case that happened to fly out of their car carrier earlier that day. Maintenance directed them to the local patrol office in Elk Mountain, Wyoming.

Soon thereafter a Toyota passenger vehicle, with 3- passengers and the distinct odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle pulled into the Elk Mountain Police Department parking lot.

A K-9 unit responded, providing a positive alert. The vehicle was then searched, revealing 81 lbs of marijuana, felony amounts of MDMA, a misdemeanor amount of hallucinogenic mushrooms and felony amounts of liquid THC.

The 3 passengers were arrested and charged with felony possession of controlled substances.

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wyoming Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case.

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