On October 13, 2020, a traffic stop 23 miles south of Gillette, Wyoming, on Highway 50
has resulted in close to 2 pounds of methamphetamine being seized by Wyoming
Highway Patrol (WHP) Troopers.
A WHP Trooper stopped Jerry Dawson, a male resident of Dickenson, North Dakota, for
speeding 92 mph in a posted 70 mph zone. Dawson was driving a 2020 Chrysler 300 at
the time of the stop.
While the trooper was speaking with the passenger, Bobby Dickerson of Bakersfield,
California, he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle
and noticed a marijuana bud on the passenger seat. This prompted a search of the car.
In the trunk of the Chrysler, troopers located approximately 2 pounds of
The passenger standing with a back-up WHP Trooper began to flee on foot from the
traffic stop. A short time later, he was apprehended in a field north of the initial stopped
The driver and passenger were arrested and taken to the Campbell County Detention
Center. They have been charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled
substance, felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony possession with
intent to deliver.
The methamphetamine is believed to have originated out of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a
final destination of North Dakota.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is assisting with the investigation.