Search leads to recommended felony methamphetamine charges

Jerry Hong (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man is facing multiple recommended felony-level drug charges, after police say that controlled substance were found during the execution of a search warrant.

Jerry Hong, age 35, was arrested and booked into the Natrona County Detention Center on May 4, during the afternoon hours. He faces recommended charges of felony Methamphetamine Possession and Possession with Intent to Deliver.

An affidavit in the case says that officers responded to the the 1600 block of East Yellowstone Highway, at a motel, to serve a search warrant on one of the rooms.

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Police say that witnesses told them that Hong was in the room and was selling methamphetamine.

Law enforcement made contact with Hong at the room just before noon on Saturday. He and another individual were reportedly seated within the room at officers arrival.

A search of the room reportedly yielded a mirror with lines of suspected methamphetamine, a small pail with suspected methamphetamine inside, a jewelers bag containing suspected methamphetamine, a digital scale with suspected methamphetamine residue, and other items of methamphetamine including bongs, pipes, and a tooter.

An affidavit in the case says that approximately 1.6 grams of methamphetamine was recovered from the scene.

Investigators also report finding several cellular telephones.

Hong was reported to have told police that the substances found in the room were methamphetamine, acknowledging that he sold the drug in 8-ball and gram quantities. 

The affidavit notes that Hong has an “extensive history” of charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance from both California and Wyoming.

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

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.