A suspected drug smuggler was arrested in Wyoming after state troopers said he ran into another vehicle in an Interstate 80 construction zone. Troopers were alerted Sunday that a rental truck was driving on the interstate west of Cheyenne and had hit another vehicle without stopping. A rental truck matching the description was pulled over about 15 miles west of Cheyenne and a Wyoming Highway Patrol drug detection dog was called after the driver appeared very nervous. The dog indicated the presence of drugs and troopers opened the rear of the truck, discovering 19 boxes of what they called high grade marijuana in a load of household furniture.
Troopers said the boxes contained vacuum-sealed bags of 188 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana had a street value of $1.1 million, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. James Richburg, 26, was held for investigation of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Troopers said the marijuana came from California and was headed to Pennsylvania.
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