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Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Attempting to Build Rock Fort in Parking Lot

Brett Murray, Courtesy of the Casper Police Dept.

A man has been arrested in Casper drug related charges, after exhibiting suspicious behavior in a Casper parking lot.

According to an arrest affidavit, 27-year-old Brett Murray was arrested on Monday afternoon, August 28th. Officers say they responded to the area of the 2300 block of CY Avenue, after it was reported that a man had been seen attempting to build a rock fort in the parking lot of an area business.

Police contacted Murray who said he was hanging out, and was quoted in police affidavit as saying he was “collecting the sun’s energy to make electricity.” The affidavit explained that by building the rock structure and by throwing smaller rocks at it, the collision would create electricity. Murray is reported to have told officers he was doing “science experiments,” and denied use of alcohol or any kind of drug.

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Casper Police called in a drug recognition expert, who said they believed Murray to be under the influence of a controlled substance, after several field tests.

Murray was handcuffed and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center. At the detention center, law enforcement reported finding a small foil bindle on Murray’s person, containing a white powder. The powder later tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.

Murray was booked into jail on recommended charges of Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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