Three people have been arrested after police received a report of a suspected drug deal at a Casper motel.
According to arrest paperwork, Sarah Ann Bowden of Casper, Johnathan A. Harris of Gillette, and Katherine Lee Allen who is listed as homeless, were arrested during the evening hours of July 3rd.
Arrest paperwork from the Casper Police Department says that dispatch received an anonymous report of a possible drug deal going on at an area motel on West F Street. Officers learned that Bowden and Allen had been staying in the room for about a week, and that many phone calls had been received for the room where they were staying.
Officers report being able to immediately smell the odor of marijuana once they were on the motel’s second floor. Officers made contact initially with Allen, who police say allowed them into the room. When she was questioned about the odor of marijuana in the room, officers say that Allen did not respond. Harris and Bowden were also in the room at the time of the police contact.
During investigation, police say that Harris had claimed to have just arrived ahead of the police and was acquainted with the two women in the room. Harris was also said to have retrieved a suspected marijuana pipe out from under the bed, when questioned about the strong smell in the room.
Officers called in a police K9 unit to search the room, after Allen gave officers permission to do so. During the search of the room, officers found baggies with suspected methamphetamine residue inside, a tooter straw, dirty syringes, a bag containing suspect marijuana, and other items.
All three individuals denied any ownership of the drugs or paraphernalia found.
All three individuals were arrested and booked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine.
Arrest paperwork also notes that a suspected marijuana pipe was also found on Allen’s person, during her arrest; and a Harris was found to be in possession of a totter straw and two baggies containing suspected methamphetamine residue.
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.