A Casper woman was booked on felony drug charges, after investigators say they found drugs in the woman’s house, including a bong that officials say was used to smoke methamphetamine.
According to Casper Police paperwork, officials were called to assist agents with Probation and Parole with a home compliance visit. Upon arrival officers and agents contacted 53-year-old Sherri Grunwald at a home on South Willow Street, in Casper.
An arrest affidavit says that Grunwald adamantly denied using any controlled substances when questioned, however after being asked to participate in a drug screening, Police say that Grunwald retracted her previous claim and admitted to using methamphetamine.
A subsequent search of the house uncovered a glass methamphetamine bong, 2 glass pipes with suspected meth residue, 1 plastic film container with marijuana residue, 2 plastic containers and 3 jeweler bags with marijuana seeds, 2 marijuana pipes with residue, and other paraphernalia.
When it came to weighing out the individual drugs, officers note in the arrest affidavit, that the water in the methamphetamine bong tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine. Officers go on to say that “it is common for addicts and users to utilize the water as a means of getting high.”
The total weight of the water extracted was 93.85 grams. As a result of the weight of the methamphetamine laced bong water, officers recommended and booked Grunwald under felony-weight methamphetamine possession charges.
Grunwald was also booked into jail on Controlled Substance Possession- Marijuana, Failure to Comply, and Hold for Probation and Parole.
Formal charges will be read to Grunwald during her initial appearance in court.
All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office. Information is provided by the Casper Police Department and the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office.