WHP K-9 Assist Law Enforcement in Finding Fentanyl

K9 officer taking a break after the arrest near Evanston. COURTESY PHOTO/WHP

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) K-9 Handler was called to assist Special Agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation last Thursday evening, March 9, near Evanston.

Special Agents had contacted an individual at a gas station and became suspicious of criminal activity, according to a press release by the Wyoming Highway Patrol last week by Sergeant Jeremy Beck .

The WHP Trooper arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The handler observed a positive, trained final response to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle. A vehicle search resulted in the trooper seizing 1,349 M30 fentanyl pills, 3.89 pounds of methamphetamine and a pistol.

The arrested subject was a convicted felon and was not allowed to have firearms. Agents believe these drugs were destined for communities within Wyoming.

This case marks the first significant fentanyl seizure since the WHP K-9 teams were trained and certified on fentanyl two weeks ago.

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