Cheyenne Man Wanted for Drug Crimes Facing Felony Meth Charge
A wanted Cheyenne man is facing a felony charge after a deputy reportedly caught him with 26 grams of meth.
Charles Burgess Swank, Jr., 49, was arrested on March 10 after a deputy who had unsuccessfully tried to arrest him on warrants for drug offenses spotted him with several others by a truck across the street from his house.
When Swank saw the deputy, he reportedly went around to the passenger side and got in the truck while everybody else went across the street.
When the deputy approached the truck, Swank reportedly got out of the passenger seat and tried to hide behind the bed of the truck, which had a camper shell on it. The deputy ordered Swank to come out and he was cuffed.
As the deputy was walking Swank to his patrol car, Swank reportedly yelled out to his girlfriend and nodded toward the truck, indicating to her that she should do something about the truck or its contents.
When the deputy searched Swank, he noticed one of the front pockets on his pants was turned inside out.
The deputy also found two bags of meth on the ground under the bed of the truck, which he was confident Swank dropped while he was trying to hide from him.
Swank is charged with felony possession of meth. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison.
Swank is currently being held in the Laramie County jail on a $5,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 20 at 1:30 p.m.