- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A 53-year-old Minnesota man was arrested after Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers found 3.6 pounds of marijuana in his rental car during a traffic stop.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://bit.ly/1zrUHfS) officers stopped Timothy J. Otis on Tuesday night for speeding on Interstate 90 about six miles east of Gillette.

Charging documents say Otis told a trooper he was headed home to Minnesota and had been driving for 20 hours straight.

The officer felt Otis was acting nervously so called for a drug detection unit.

Court records say Otis acknowledged having a bag of marijuana in a cooler in the car. Officers also cut open a 4-foot-long, black PVC pipe, where they found another six bundles of marijuana.

Otis was charged Wednesday with felony possession of a controlled substance.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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