Rock Springs Meth Investigation Leads To Arrests
An investigation that took several months and involved multiple agencies has led to three meth arrests, according to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell.
Lowell identifies the suspects as a trio of Rock Springs residents. They are 26-year-old Quintyn Gary Hart, 19-year-old Clayton Micheal Palmen, and 37-year-old Bernhardt Henry Peterson.
The sheriff says the investigation started in February when sheriff's detectives heard about alleged drug dealing involving Hart and Palmen at a home in Rock Springs. Lowell says information from that investigation led detectives along with Rock Springs Police officers and state Division of Criminal Investigation [DCI] agents to get a search warrant for the home.
The building was searched Monday night.
Lowell says the search turned up meth, drug paraphernalia, and materials that are often used to sell drugs.
Lowell says Hart is charged with two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, while Peterson is charged with possession of methamphetamine, third or subsequent offense. Palmen is facing one count of delivery of meth as well as a probation violation charge on original charges of forgery, larceny, criminal trespass, and escape from official detention.
Under Wyoming law anyone found guilty of delivery of meth could face 20 years in prison, a $25,000 fine or both. anyone convicted of possession of meth, third or subsequent offense could face up to five years in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.