Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Cheyenne Man
A 74-year-old Cheyenne man has been charged with drug possession following a traffic stop in south Cheyenne.
According to a booking sheet, Mark Steven Flint was headed south on Interstate 180 around 9:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, when a deputy with the Laramie County Sheriff's Office, who was on routine patrol, observed him veer onto the right shoulder for approximately three seconds.
The deputy initiated a stop in the 300 block of South Greeley Highway, and Flint came to a stop in the 500 block.
While speaking with Flint, the deputy observed a suspected methamphetamine pipe on the rear floorboard and asked Flint where the rest of the drugs were.
Flint reportedly handed the deputy a cigarette pack with a plastic baggie containing approximately 6.1 grams of suspected methamphetamine inside of it and, after being Mirandized, stated the methamphetamine was his and so was the marijuana.
The deputy searched Flint's pickup and found an additional container with approximately one ounce of marijuana.
Two suspected methamphetamine pipes with a white residue inside and a suspected marijuana pipe with burnt marijuana inside were also seized.
Flint was arrested and subsequently charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Flint made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on Monday, Jan. 22, during which his bond was set at $1,000 cash and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 29 at 11:00 a.m.
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