Prostitution Probe Leads To Rock Springs Meth Bust
An investigation into a suspected prostitution operation at a Rock Springs apartment complex has led to the arrest of a man who was allegedly selling meth to people who lived there, according to a spokesman for the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department.
Detective Jason Mower says an undercover vice operation led to the arrest of 57-year-old property manager Deryle Dean Valerio on charges of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Mower says investigators turned up meth as well as marijuana and cash, although he didn't say how much of each was found.
A 40-year-old Utah woman, Christina Marie Eichler, was arrested on prostitution charges.
Mower says the Rock Springs Police Department and state Division of Criminal Investigation also helped with the investigation. He says tips from the public were also helpful.
Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance is punishable under Wyoming law by up to 20 years in prison, a $25,000 fine or both.
Prostitution is a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to six months in jail or a $750 fine or both.