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(Elk Mountain, Wyo.) – Two Evansville, Ind., residents face felony charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, felony possession of a controlled substance in plant form and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance after a Trooper discovered over 20 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle during a traffic stop.
The marijuana was discovered Tuesday morning when the driver, 54 year-old Randy Rheinhardt, was stopped for speeding 78/65 zone on eastbound Interstate 80 approximately 12 miles west of Elk Mountain in Carbon County.
In addition to the felony charges Rheinhardt has also been charged with speeding and driving while under the influence of a controlled substance (marijuana).
The pounds of marijuana seized from Rheinhardt and his passenger, 28 year-old Jon-Paul File, is far more than any one individual would have for their personal use and suggests more serious criminal activity.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate this case. The marijuana is believed to have originated in California and was destined for delivery at an as of yet unknown location in the State of Indiana.
–Wyoming Highway Patrol