Woman With Drugs Leads Cheyenne Police on High-Speed Chase
A 27-year-old Cheyenne transient is facing a slew of charges after a police chase led to the discovery of drugs.
According to an affidavit, a police officer tried to stop Mandi M. Hopkins at the intersection of W. 19th Street and Dillon Avenue on Oct. 13 after she turned west onto W. 19th Street, which is a one-way eastbound.
Hopkins failed to pull over and a chase ensued, with speeds reportedly reaching 70 mph.
Hopkins eventually came to a stop on Talbot Court and took off running, but officers were able to set up a perimeter near Dey Avenue and W. 31st Street and arrest her.
Police say they found multiple drugs in Hopkins' SUV, including four heroin-filled syringes. Hopkins also had an outstanding felony warrant out of Albany County for failing to appear on a heroin charge.
Hopkins was charged with felony possession of heroin, misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine, eluding, hit and run, resisting arrest and reckless driving.
Hopkins is currently being held in the Laramie County jail on a $5,000 cash bond. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m.