CPD: Suspicious person call leads to drug possession arrest

Forest Miller (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

Casper police say that a suspicious persons call led to the arrest of a suspect on drug possession charges.

Police say that Forest L. Miller, of Mills, was arrested during the afternoon hours of January 20th. He faces a recommended charge of Methamphetamine Possession.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, police responded to the 2300 block of Oxford Lane, in Casper, to reports of a person walking into people’s yards.

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Officers made contact with a man matching the description of the suspect, later identified as Miller. The affidavit says that Miller reported that he was in the area because he was “looking for money.”

Police report that Miller consented to a search of his person, which yielded a small jeweler’s bag with a white residue inside. The residue was suspected to be from methamphetamine.

Miller is said to have denied ownership of the bag, telling officers that he had found it on the ground. The affidavit says that Miller said he picked the baggie up because “it had a pin inside.” Miller said he removed the pin and kept the baggie because he did not want to litter.

Police report finding a pin among Miller’s belongings.

Miller is also reported to have said that officers were being “petty” for charging him for a baggie with only residue inside.

The suspect was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

Officers say that a field test of the residue in the baggie turned a presumptive positive result for the presence of methamphetamine.