Three Natrona County residents are under arrest, and a juvenile identified as a runaway has been taken into custody, after a probation and parole check in Casper.
According to the Casper Police Department arrest affidavits, 45-year-old Carla Yvonne Musser, of Casper, and 39-year-old Jesse James Benson, of Mills, were arrested on drug related charges on Friday June 23rd.
Police who were assisting Probation and Parole agents on a a check of Musser’s home, said that Musser was on probation for possession of a controlled substance, and was suspected of using controlled substances.
Police say that Musser answered the front door of the residence and allowed the investigators inside.
Officers report finding several items of drug paraphernalia inside the home, including a syringe with suspected methamphetamine residue in a purse belonging to Musser, Crown Royal velvet bags containing three glass methamphetamine pipes believed to belong to Benson, A black case containing a spoon with methamphetamine residue, a glass marijuana bong with what appease reported to be covered in stickers including a Casper Police Department “Junior Officer” sticker, and other items.
Officers say that Benson admitted to being a longtime user of methamphetamine over the last twenty years.
Officers also discovered that an unidentified juvenile runaway was in the basement with Musser’s adult daughter and another adult individual, Tyler Smith of Casper. Police say that the juvenile was transported to the Youth Crisis Center. Smith was arrested on a separate charge and faces charges of Failure to Appear.
Musser originally denied use of marijuana and said that she hadn’t used methamphetamine since early May. However during questioning, Musser admitted to using as recently as two days prior to her arrest. Musser faces recommended charges of Controlled Substance Possession- Meth, and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.
Benson was arrested and booked into jail on a recommended charge of Controlled Substance Possession- Meth.
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.