Broken Down RV Leads to Felony Charges for Cheyenne Transient
A Cheyenne transient is facing felony drug charges after police say they found 11 baggies of methamphetamine in his pocket.
According to arrest records, 66-year-old Michael James Farley and 55-year-old David Gene Knowles, both transients, were picked up on misdemeanor warrants at 6:36 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, after their motorhome broke down in the 2200 block of Dell Range Boulevard and police stopped to help.
Farley’s warrant was for failure to appear on original charges of theft and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance - powder or crystal.
And Knowles’ warrant was for failure to appear on original charges of trespassing and interference with a peace officer.
Police say when they searched Knowles prior to his arrest, he had a glass pipe, two straws, and 11 small Ziploc baggies containing a total of 13.09 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his left inside jacket pocket.
Knowles was subsequently charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful manufacture or delivery.
Knowles is currently being held in the Laramie County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond awaiting an Aug. 17 preliminary hearing.
Farley's bond was set at $1,000 at 10% and his arraignment was scheduled for Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m.