WPR News
11:23 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Highway Patrol Car Covered in Cocaine During Chase

Cheyenne, Wy – A State Trooper was involved in a high speed car chase on I-80 East of Cheyenne this week. The officer pulled over a vehicle with California plates and issued a warning for speeding. Then told the driver a K9 drug unit was en-route. Upon hearing this the driver sped off triggering a 14 mile chase.
Sergeant Steve Townsend says these chases are always dangerous, because it is hard to tell the reason the person is fleeing. But, in this case the reason became apparent quickly as the suspects threw two kilograms of cocaine out their window. The bricks burst and covered the pursuing patrol car.
The chase did end peacefully and three people are now in custody.