Cheyenne Cops Bust Alleged Meth Dealers
A Cheyenne couple is facing numerous drug charges after police caught them with methamphetamine, magic mushrooms, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
According to court documents, 30-year-old Shawn Arradondo and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Marissa Montgomery, were arrested on May 22 after police responded to a report of a suspected meth lab at their residence.
The affidavit says a maintenance worker observed, what he believed to be, items used to manufacture controlled substances and people sleeping in the residence who were not allowed to live there.
When police began speaking to people in an SUV parked south of the residence, Arradondo and Montgomery reportedly came running out of the house carrying items and, despite orders not to, got into the back seat of the SUV. Police observed Arradondo put a safe in the back of the SUV when he got in.
When police searched the vehicle, they found 17.8 grams of meth, 13.1 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, three roaches, a variety of unknown pills, empty plastic jewelry bags, a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia in the safe. They also found $937 in a box on the rear floorboard.
Police say the couple admitted the contents of the safe belonged to them and that they were meth distributors. Arradondo also reportedly admitted to being a marijuana distributor.
Arradondo and Montgomery have been charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of psilocybin and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Both could face up to 29 years in prison if convicted on all four counts.
The couple's preliminary hearings are scheduled for June 1 in Laramie County Circuit Court.