O’Malley, whose department has been dogged by controversy since a deputy fatally shot a Laramie man, says he has long planned to retire in 2021.
Hemp could boost Wyoming’s agricultural sector, but industry proponents say policy delays, funding worries and overzealous law enforcement have slowed growth.
Intelligence agent warned law enforcement that Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters were crossing Wyoming to protest at a motorcycle rally. The rumors — like others that have plagued rural areas in the wake of George Floyd protests — appear baseless.
A Laramie County judge threw out the drug trafficking charges Thursday, finding prosecutors lacked probable cause the farmers and hemp advocates intended to grow and distribute marijuana.
What began as a show of solidarity for protests over the death of George Floyd took on a life of its own — resulting in tense showdowns with armed counter-protesters, arrests and steps toward reform.