SLC woman arrested, recommended for drug charge in Casper

Carem M Newport (courtesy of the Casper Police Dept)

Police say that a Salt Lake City woman was arrested in Casper, after being found to be driving without a license and was allegedly possession of suspected Methamphetamine.

Police say that Carem M. Newport was arrested during the afternoon hours of Feb. 9th. She faces recommended charges of Methamphetamine Possession and Driving While Under Suspension.

According to a Casper Police Department affidavit, officers report observing a gold Pontiac G6, with Wyoming registration, driving in the area of North Park and East F Streets in Casper. The affidavit describes the window tinting on the passenger and driver’s side of the vehicle to be “excessively dark,” and as a result, the driver could not be seen.

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Police say that as they pulled behind the vehicle, the Pontiac made an immediate left then right turn, before pulling into a private driveway. The vehicle was then said to have pulled out of the driveway and began to travel North on Kimball street.

Police initiated a stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, later identified as Newport. Police say that Newport had a Wyoming ID card.

Newport claimed that she had pulled into the driveway to make a phone call, and had been unaware of the officer’s presence. The affidavit further explains that Newport said that she did not have a driver’s license.

Casper Police officers confirmed that Newport’s license had been revoked or suspended through the state of Utah.

Newport was taken into custody, and the affidavit says that during the arrest, Newport claimed to be in possession of methamphetamine. Officers searched Newport’s belongings and report finding a small white plastic bag containing a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.

The affidavit goes on to say that a check of Newport’s history showed three prior drug possession convictions. One from Natrona County in 2018 and two from Salt Lake in 2008.

Police recommended Newport for a felony Possession of Methamphetamine charge, as the charge could represent a third or subsequent arrest.

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.