Tip leads to arrest of woman on warrant, recommended drug charges

Tyann K Briggs (courtesy of the Casper Police Dept)

A woman wanted for a Probation and Parole revocation warrant, was arrested at a Casper area motel, police say. The woman is also alleged to have been in possession of a broken pipe, believed to contain methamphetamine residue.

A Casper Police Department affidavit says that the arrest of Tyann K Briggs, on February 8th, came as a result of an anonymous tip.

Police report that they received the anonymous report saying that Briggs was known to be staying at a Wilkins Circle motel, and that she had a warrant for her arrest.

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Police confirm that Briggs had a warrant for a Probation and Parole revocation, on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Officers also note that the original charge was for methamphetamine and marijuana.

Officers made contact with Briggs outside the office of the motel, and say that she surrendered to officers willingly.

The affidavit says that Briggs requested to leave a personal bag unaccompanied in the lobby for someone to collect later. Police say that as there was no way to ensure the bag would not be disturbed or stolen, officers said that they would log the bag into evidence for safe-keeping.

Briggs was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center and the bag was logged into evidence.

Police say that, during an inventory of the bag, law enforcement officials discovered shards of a broken pipe, containing suspected methamphetamine residue.

Briggs was booked on recommended charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Failure to Comply.

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.