A Cheyenne man facing up to 40 years in prison on methamphetamine charges was sentenced to four years of probation yesterday (Tuesday) in Laramie County District Court.

Christopher Romero was convicted in June of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and delivery of methamphetamine.

According to court records, a search conducted at Romero's home in October 2015 led to the discovery of two digital scales with white residue on them, packaging material, suspected marijuana and plastic bags with a white residue in them.

Romero, who wasn't home at the time of the search, pulled up a short time later with his friend Ashley Kinney. He sped off down an alley, but was stopped a short time later.

Romero told agents that he was an addict and used methamphetamine. He said he got his drugs from people at the Lamp Lounge.

Kinney, who had an outstanding warrant for failure to comply, also admitted to using methamphetamine on a regular basis and told an arresting officer that she had methamphetamine "inside of her."

She was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where staff removed a 28.8 gram baggie of methamphetamine from her.

Kinney said Romero gave the methamphetamine to her when they were being pulled over and told her to "shove it."

If Romero violates the terms of his probation, he faces a suspended sentence of five to seven years.

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