Two Casper men are facing multiple recommended charges, after it was alleged that the men were found with alcohol, marijuana, and paraphernalia inside a school zone. Police also report that minors were in the vehicle, at the time of police contact.
An affidavit in the case says that the Casper Police Department received a report of two males in an SUV, in a parking lot on the 700 block of South Walsh. The men were said to be smoking something out of a bong.
Originally, officers responded at approximately 11:00 am, February 5th, but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Several hours later, dispatch received a call that the vehicle was back at the same location, at approximately 1:00 pm.
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Police arrived on the scene and identified the vehicle as being parked in a lot, on 8th street, between Walsh and Andrea Lane.
It is noted in the police affidavit that the vehicle was well within the Kelly Walsh High School school-zone, and was approximately 120 feet from school property.
Officers say that they approached the vehicle and made contact with Brady A Westwood and Travis A Feurt, who were sitting in the suspect vehicle. Multiple minors were also reported to be in and around the vehicle.
Police note that the SUV had the odor of marijuana coming from inside.
During initial investigation, the affidavit says that Westwood was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Mills, Wyoming for speeding and improper registration.
Both Westwood and Feurt initially reported that there was nothing illegal in the vehicle.
Officers say that they returned to the vehicle and notified Westwood of the warrant, and asked again if there was anything inside the vehicle, and Westwood reportedly handed the officer a bag with suspected marijuana inside.
Police say that the bag had approximately 7 grams of substance inside.
Westwood was taken out of the vehicle, and Feurt, was asked if there was reportedly asked if there was anything else inside the vehicle, and Feurt was said to respond that it had all been handed to officers by Westwood.
A subsequent search of the SUV was said to have yielded a backpack containing two baggies of suspected marijuana, with a combined weight of approximately 7.5 grams. Also located was a bottle of UV Blue Bombicle liquor, which had 3/4 missing.
Police also say that a plastic baggie containing $66 dollars in currency was found, and was labeled “profit.”
More items found in the vehicle included several items of paraphernalia containing suspected marijuana residue, and a glass bong that contained similar residue, and was seeming filled with Mountain Dew Code Red.
Both Feurt and Westwood were arrested, and the minors were given over to safe custody.
Feurt faces recommended charges of Controlled Substance Possession, Sale of a Controlled Substance to a Minor, and Child Endangering.
Westwood faces recommended charges of Failure to Comply, Probation Revocation by a Police Officer, Controlled Substance Possession, Sale of a Controlled Substance to a Minor, and Child Endangering.
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.