Turns out, itís Grandma in the bag
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
September 4, 2010
FARSON Ė Troopers may get into some dangerous, hazardous, suspicious and/or even bizarre situations. On Wednesday, September 1st, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers got into one of the bizarre.
Two male individuals from Worland, the driver and his passenger, were arrested during a traffic stop just east of Farson on WYO 28 shortly after 7:00 a.m. The two subjects were found to be in possession of trace amounts of marijuana, syringes with residue, drug paraphernalia and multiple pieces of unknown prescription medications.
In addition to the known substances there was a small zip lock baggie that had been placed inside a Crown Royal bag that the Troopers located in the center console of the vehicle. Inside the baggie was a powdery substance that the Troopers were suspicious of, but not exactly sure what it was. It was thought that the powdery substance might be either poor quality cocaine or methamphetamine.
After scrutinizing the powdery substance, questioning the two vehicle occupants, and checking with the vehicle owner, it turned out that the small baggie contained the cremated ashes of the vehicle ownerís grandmother. The vehicle owner, who was not present at the time, confirmed that she was very close to her grandmother and that she always keeps her nearby in the console.
The driver and passenger have been charged with misdemeanor possession of a schedule II prescription drug of OxyContin. Troopers returned Grandma to the console in her Crown Royal bag.