Drug Suspects Found In Wrong Place, Wrong Time
A Rock Springs man and a woman from Utah were recently arrested on felony drug charges in Rock Springs while deputies were looking for someone else, according to a spokesman for the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department.
Dick Blust says the department's Fugitive Apprehension Team was at a residence in Rock Springs on April 19 looking for a wanted person when a black 1990 Dodge pickup pulled up. Although the driver 26 year old Manuel Cruz Mays, wasn't the person deputies were looking for, they did recognize him as being wanted on drug and probation violation charges and arrested him. The passenger in the pickup was 24 year old Brittney Solt of Taylorsville, Utah.
When asked if there were any drugs in the vehicle, Solt allegedly produced a small bag of marijuana and another one of methamphetamine. She then allegedly produced two syringes with meth in them and was arrested. Blust says she also had a variety of prescription drugs in her possession, and when booked into the Sweetwater County Detention Center was also found to be carrying 30 balloons containing heroin.
Blust says Maez is facing several drug charges, including Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Heroin), and Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). Blust says Solt also faces a variety of drug Charges, including Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin) as well as Conspiracy to Deliver and several possession charges. At last report both were still in Custody in the Sweetwater County Detention Center, according to Blust.