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Sheriff: Nearly 200 pounds of pot seized in Wyoming stop

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GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in western Wyoming say they seized nearly 200 pounds (91 kilograms) of marijuana in a traffic stop on Interstate 80.
  
The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department says deputies found the pot after pulling over 29-year-old Jorge Carlos Villafuerte Paniagua, of San Diego, on Saturday.
  
They say a deputy became suspicious after smelling the marijuana, which was packaged in 171 vacuum-sealed bags. Sheriff's officials also allege they found four marijuana oil cartridges and six refill cartridges for a total drug value of nearly $1 million.
  
Villafuerte Paniagua remained jailed on $15,000 cash bail or bond Tuesday. He did not have an attorney but court officials say he has requested a public defender.
  
He is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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