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Bull hauler placed out of service, 39 cattle seized by Wyoming sheriff over livestock brands

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A Wyoming sheriff placed a bull hauler out of service for a variety of violations and seized his load of cattle over questions about their ownership.

According to a statement issued by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) on Tuesday, February 6, deputies stopped a cattle hauler for going 75 m.p.h. in a 65 m.p.h. zone on US 85 in Laramie County, Wyoming.

The deputy “recognized the brands were not in order” and called in a Wyoming Brand Inspector and the Wyoming Highway Patrol for assistance.

The truck was placed out of service for safety violations.

The truck driver was placed out of service for not having a CDL, insurance, or registration.

The 39 cows on the truck were seized as LCSO continues to investigate their ownership.

Criminal charges are expected, LCSO said.

“We recently trained our deputies in commercial vehicle enforcement and livestock brand inspection,” LCSO said. “Great teamwork for the safety of our roads and cows!”

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