Arizona Man Arrested With U-Haul Full of Stolen Goods
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 4, 2019
An Arizona man was arrested last week north of Cody with a stolen U-Haul truck and a variety of illegal goods.
On February 27th, a Trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol stopped a U-Haul truck near milepost 120 on Highway 120, north of Cody. During the contact, the State Trooper said he could smell the odor of marijuana, and was notified that the U-Haul truck was stolen.
A search of the driver revealed different identification, prescription drugs that didn’t belong to the driver, and a felony amount of methamphetamine. The driver, who has since been identified as 24-year-old Phoenix, Arizona resident Austin Kelly, was arrested without incident.
A search warrant executed on the vehicle turned up a loaded pistol, prescription drugs, marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and drug packaging. Also discovered was what appeared to be stolen tobacco products, power tools, jewelry, clothing, watches, knives, and coins.
The Highway Patrol has located one victim from Phoenix who had cash and credit cards stolen. They are currently working with Wyoming DCI, ATF, the FBI, and other agencies to identify more victims.