Information has been released about two of eight individuals arrested on September 6th, by the Wyoming Division of Criminal investigation, in connection with what DCI calls a “conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine in the Casper and Natrona County Wyoming areas.”
40-year-old Brennan Capellas and 35-year-old William Day were arrested and booked into the Natrona County Detention Center during the morning hours of September 6th, 2018.
Day faces charges including Attempt to Conspire, Conspire to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and two charges of Controlled Substance Possession. Day also faces a charge of Failure to Comply.
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Capellas faces charges including Attempt to Conspire, Conspire to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and three charges of Controlled Substance Possession.
According to an affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Capellas and Day were arrested along with six others. Information regarding the other arrests has not yet been released by the court.
An affidavit filed in the cases against the men says that the arrests were the culmination of a DCI investigation that began in May of 2018. It’s also said that members of the Northern Colorado Drug task force had also assisted with the case.
The affidavit says that in November of 2017, Members of the Northern Colorado Drug Taskforce suspected Capellas was traveling to Fort Collins, Colorado and picking up controlled substances, in large amounts, including half-pounds of methamphetamine and ounces of heroin. The affidavit says that the Colorado law enforcement agency suspected the drugs were being transported to Casper, Wyoming.
Wyoming DCI began looking into the allegations, and collected interviews and evidence from criminal informants, known co-conspirators, and electronic messages between phones and through social media.
DCI agents say that they received information that Day and Capellas were either en route to Colorado or were coming back from Colorado on September 5th. It was alleged that the two men had picked up large quantities of methamphetamine in the trip.
On September 6th, a search warrant was granted and served for Capellas, his west-Casper residence, and Cappellas’ cell phone.
The affidavit says that agents with DCI and officers with the Casper Police Department located Capellas, Day, and six others at the residence, along with suspected controlled substances and paraphernalia throughout the residence.
Agents also report finding approximately 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine, less than three ounces of marijuana, a digital scale with suspected methamphetamine residue on it, an undisclosed amount of LSD, and approximately $1,200 in cash in Capellas’ bedroom.
The affidavit notes that during interviews, both Capellas and Day admitted to traveling to Colorado to obtain methamphetamine to bring back to Casper. Both men said that they pooled their money to purchase larger quantities of the drug.
The men are also said to have admitted to selling small amounts of methamphetamine to individuals in the Natrona County area.
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.