Wyoming Highway Patrol seizes $150M in fentanyl during traffic stop

Mgn 1280x720 10715c00 CzivnLARAMIE COUNTY, Wyo. — A routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne turned into a major drug bust for Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The trooper stopped a 2021 Hyundai Kona for speeding on July 27 and became suspicious after hearing “implausible travel plans” from the occupant.

After detaining the driver, a WHP K-9 alerted to odors. A subsequent vehicle search located 24 pounds of Fentanyl, a potent opiate fatal in even small amounts, inside the vehicle.

The driver, Diego J. Aguilar-Valdovinos, was arrested. He faces charges of felony transportation, distribution, and possession of narcotic drugs.

Wyoming Highway Patrol says the quantity of Fentanyl seized has a street value of roughly $150 million.

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