A mother and daughter pair was arrested by Casper Police Thursday afternoon, the pair was booked into jail on recommended drug charges.
According to an arrest affidavit, police officers were assisting agents with the offices of probation and parole during a house check. Officers say that both 36-year-old Holly Hicks and 64-year-old Phyllis Hicks appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
Police say that both of the suspects had admitted to using methamphetamine in the last few days. A drug recognition expert was called in and attempted to interview the women. Police report that the suspects became agitated and argumentative, limiting the evaluation process.
Police investigators and a K9 unit searched the West 9th Street address. Officers report finding a syringe with a small amount of liquid inside, a pill bottle with a black tar-lik substance inside, two opened packages of Suboxone, and a small amount of suspected marijuana.
One of the suspects told police that she had a prescription for the Suboxone, but was unable to provide any paperwork or labeled prescription bottles, with her name on them.
Both women were arrested on charges of Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Controlled Substance Possession- Marijuana, and Controlled Substance Possession- Suboxone.
Police paperwork noted that both suspects have received over 3 controlled substance convictions, making the pair eligible for a possible felony charge.
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.