2 Arrested, Marijuana Seized After Stolen Car Chase Ends in Wyoming
Two people were arrested and nearly 70 pounds of marijuana was seized Thursday following a two-state, high-speed stolen car chase that ended in southwestern Wyoming.
According to a Wyoming Highway Patrol Facebook post, the Summit County, Utah Sheriff's Office contacted them on the evening of Oct. 5 about a chase in progress involving a maroon Dodge Charger that was headed east on Interstate 80 towards Evanston.
"Troopers in Evanston along with Uinta County Law Enforcement Services, Evanston Police Department, Lyman Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, WY prepared for the vehicle to enter the state," the post reads.
The patrol says troopers tried to stop the car for a moving violation, but the driver fled, reaching speeds in excess of 160 mph.
Stop Sticks were successfully deployed, and the driver crashed near mile marker 21, about 15 miles east of Evanston.
The driver and their passenger then took off running but the two were eventually caught and arrested without further incident.
"It was discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen and after a positive K9 alert, 68.8 pounds of marijuana was located and seized," the post reads.
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