A 45-year-old Eureka, California man is facing felony drug charges after a Wyoming trooper caught him pushing a dolly with marijuana on it down U.S. Highway 30 west of Cheyenne.

Court records say Paul l. Force III was walking eastbound within the westbound lanes, when a trooper responding to complaints of a dark-clothed man walking in the highway near milepost 370 spotted him shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 19.

Force was pushing a dolly with personal items on it and told the trooper that he was walking to Sapp Bros.

When the trooper ran a check on Force, he determined that Force had an active arrest warrant out of Natrona County for failing to appear on a drug possession charge.

Force and his belongings were searched and 7.39 pounds of marijuana were found, according to an affidavit.

Force said that he traded a vehicle in California for the marijuana and planned on selling it to make enough money to buy another vehicle. He also admitted to selling roughly $5.00 worth of marijuana in Cheyenne to buy a pack of cigarettes.

Force was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and felony possession of marijuana. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

Force is currently being held in the Laramie County jail on a $3,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 29 at 10 a.m.

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