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Multiple violations discovered after officer notes ‘odor of marijuana’ coming off CMV driver at Wyoming Port of Entry

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The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) placed a commercial vehicle driver out of service this week after discovering multiple substance use violations at a Port of Entry.

The incident took place on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at the Gillette, Wyoming, Port of Entry (POE) when an officer “noticed the odor of marijuana coming from one of the commercial motor vehicle drivers.”

The POE officer asked for help from a WHP trooper who was conducting an inspection at the facility.

When the trooper searched the driver’s CMV, they found “found open containers of alcohol and marijuana.”

“During the investigation and subsequent inspection, it was found that the driver was prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle due to a previous positive test,” WHP said.

The driver was ticketed and placed out of service.

“WHP would like to remind commercial drivers alcohol is not allowed in the cab of the tractor,” troopers said.

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