I-80 Wyoming Patrols Make Marijuana Seizures and Arrests

Wyoming Sheriff’s deputies are diligent to patrol I-80 knowing that the interstate is a popular route for drug traffickers and they don’t hesitate to pull over and arrest those breaking the law. Last Thursday, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Florida man transporting over 30 pounds of marijuana. 24-year-old Michael Ramirez Torrens of Jacksonville Florida was traveling eastbound in a Toyota Camry, according to the Sheriff’s Office,  and was pulled over for following a semi tractor-trailer rig at a dangerously close distance. The Sheriff’s Office K9 unit that pulled Ramirez-Torrens over quickly uncovered the 30 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags. He was taken in and charged but was released on Friday after posting a $20,000 dollar bond. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office has a policy of not identifying their K9 teams because of incidences nationally of officers and their dogs being threatened in drug cases.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.