Court documents have identified two suspects, accused of growing marijuana in the basement of a Natrona County home.
According to court files 30-year-old Vickie Booth and 39-year-old Jeremy Amack were arrested on February 1st, 2019 during the afternoon hours. Each faces recommended charges of Possession of Marijuana and Cultivating Marijuana.
Documents filed in Natrona County Circuit Court say that Agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal and Natrona County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant for a private home south of Mills and West of Casper. During the search, agents and deputies reported finding a marijuana grow operation in the basement of the home. Investigators also report finding marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia in the living areas of the home.
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Agents say that, during the execution of the search warrant, they made contact with Booth. She identified herself as a resident of the home, along with others. An affidavit filed in the case says that Booth denied knowledge of the marijuana growing in the home, saying that she had installed a green house in the basement, for growing vegetables.
The affidavit further describes Booth saying that other residents of the home had asked her if they could grow some plants in the green house, and Booth claimed to have allowed it.
Booth was also questioned about marijuana found in a nightstand, in a bedroom suspected to belong to Booth. She claimed other individuals in the home had access to the bedroom. Booth did admit, however, to having two marijuana pipes in her bedroom, that she used while in Denver, Colorado; but claimed that she did not smoke marijuana in the home.
Agents say that they spoke with Amack, also identified as a resident of the home, at the DCI office in Casper. An affidavit in the case says that Amack admitted to smoking marijuana, and said that he did not see anything wrong with it. He further claimed to have known about the marijuana growing in the basement, and stated that the plants had been growing for approximately eight weeks.
Amack further claimed that the marijuana was for personal use and was not intended to go out to the street.
Agents and deputies reported finding over 35.5 grams of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia in the living area of the home and an additional 17.9 grams was reportedly found in the kitchen.
Seven suspected marijuana plants were said to have been collected from the grow room, as well as over 200 grams of suspected marijuana from an area near the grow room.
Agents report the grow room was equipped with multiple grow lights, a venting system, numerous chemicals, and bags of soil.
Amack and Booth were recommended for charges and booked into the Natrona County Detention Center.
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.