Patrol receives National Criminal Interdiction Award

Wyoming News November 21, 2017



Patrol receives National Criminal Interdiction Award

Cheyenne, WY.  –  The Wyoming Highway Patrol recently received recognition for excelling in criminal interdiction efforts during 2016, from the Motor Vehicle Criminal Interdiction Association.

In 2016, Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers seized an estimated street value of $15,900,620 worth of illegal narcotics that were being transported across Wyoming’s highways. WHP Troopers also seized $601,779 dollars in US currency, along with six firearms used in the commission of controlled substance violations.

Contraband seized by the WHP in 2016 through various interdiction efforts include:

· 382 Pounds of Methamphetamine

· 1848 Pounds of Marijuana

· 64 Pounds of Hashish

· 174 grams of Cocaine

· 47 grams of Heroin

· 1195 of Pills “Pharmaceuticals“

· 239 Ecstasy Pills

A primary function of the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s and included in the agency’s strategic plan is, performing criminal interdiction on Wyoming highways, to include human, labor and sex trafficking, controlled substances, stolen property, and homeland security. Colonel Haller stated, “This recognition is an indicator that our Troopers are doing a remarkable job and addressing criminal activity and violations appropriately, when it is occurring. Criminal interdictions are most often felony violations and directly impact public safety on our roadways. The WHP has a responsibility to address these issues and it is an honor to receive national recognition for doing so. All the credit goes to the “Guardians of the Cowboy State”, our Troopers.