Two Torrington residents are facing drug possession charges following a traffic stop south of Cheyenne.

According to arrest records, 25-year-old Charvel Nalene Martinez and 26-year-old Jennah Jo Gerstner were headed north on Interstate 25 last Wednesday night, May 22, when a Laramie County Sheriff's deputy stopped them near milepost 5 for having expired registration.

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Expired Registration Leads to Drug Possession Charges for Torrington Duo

The deputy says Gerstner, the passenger and owner of the vehicle, could not provide any vehicle paperwork.

He says Martinez stated they had no driver's license, but it was suspended/revoked.

The deputy also reportedly smelled alcohol emanating from the open window.

The deputy says while he was completing routine paperwork, a drug detection K-9 was deployed on the vehicle and the dog alerted to the presence of a controlled substance.

He says when he went to ask about insurance from the passenger side, he spotted an open container of Coors Light in the center console.

The vehicle was subsequently searched, and approximately 14 grams of suspected fentanyl and approximately two grams of suspected methamphetamine were reportedly found.

Martinez and Gerstner were arrested and each charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance and two counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance in powder or crystalline form.

They made their initial appearances in Laramie County Circuit Court on Thursday, May 23, during which their bonds were set at $2,000 cash and their preliminary hearings were scheduled for May 30 at 3 p.m.

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