A 28-year-old Cheyenne man is facing four to 55 years in prison after allegedly selling spice and marijuana near an elementary school.

Kenneth L. Waters, Jr. ​made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court this (Friday) afternoon.

Waters is charged with two counts of delivery of THC-spice within a drug free school zone, felony possession of THC-spice and marijuana and possession with intent to deliver marijuana and spice.

According to police, a confidential source bought 244.9 grams of spice and 37.2 grams of marijuana from Waters on May 25. The alleged purchase took place in Waters' apartment, which is approximately 173 feet from Sunrise Elementary School.

Waters was arrested yesterday (Thursday) after detectives conducting surveillance outside his apartment observed him sell $20 worth of marijuana to a person in a green Camaro.

A search of Waters' home led to the seizure of 3.5 pounds of spice, 4.4 ounces of marijuana, $3,430 in U.S. currency, two digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.

The majority of the spice and marijuana was individually packaged in small amounts consistent with distribution, according to an affidavit.

Police say Waters admitted to being a spice and marijuana dealer and said he made $1,000 to $1,500 a month selling the drugs.

Waters is currently being held in the Laramie County jail on a $25,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 11 at 10 a.m.

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