Drug Traffickers Keep Troopers Busy

Laramie, Wy – During the last month the Wyoming Highway Patrol has seized over four million dollars in illegal drugs and U-S currency. All of that came from six traffic stops and vehicle searches. Sergeant Stephen Townsend of the Highway Patrol says this is now just part of the job for troopers. He says it does mean the troopers involved aren't patrolling the highways for a time, just as they have to do interviews and paperwork after a crash.
Townsend says almost all of the drugs they seize were headed to other parts of the country. He says he has no idea what percentage of the drug traffickers going through Wyoming they catch.