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Police recover 231 pounds of marijuana in Carbon County

Police recover 231 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer that was pulled over during a traffic stop over the weekend was carrying 231 pounds of marijuana worth almost $1.4 million.

Troopers say 29-year-old driver Donald G. Cornelius of Orlando, Fla., and 55-year-old co-driver, Anthony M. Swift, of Chicopee, Mass., are being held on suspicion of drug charges. It wasn't immediately clear Monday whether they had lawyers who could comment on their behalf.

Their vehicle was pulled over Sunday morning on eastbound Interstate 80, about 21 miles east of Elk Mountain in Carbon County.

Troopers say they found marijuana mixed in with a legitimate load of commercial lighting fixtures and electrical wire.

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