Man faces multiple felony drug charges in Natrona County

Andrew Apodaca (courtesy of Wyoming DCI via the NCSO)

A man arrested by Wyoming law enforcement in Natrona County faces multiple drug related charges in Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.

According to information released by the Natrona County Detention Center, Andrew Apodaca, age 38, was booked into the NCDC at approximately 2:30 pm, June 5, 2019.

Apodaca faces a total of thirteen charges. Among the charges read in court were Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Deliver, Possession With Intent to Deliver, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

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Details surrounding the charges and a narrative of Apodaca’s arrest were not yet available from the Natrona County Circuit Court office, Thursday afternoon.

Apodaca appeared before Circuit Court Judge Michael Patchen, while the suspect was wearing jail issue clothing and shackles.

Natrona County Assistant District Attorney Trevor Schenk recommended a bond of $100,000, cash only, citing concerns over the nature of the charges and previous federal drug charges in Apodaca’s past.

Shenck said that the current charges resulted from approximately 120 grams of controlled substances found among Apodaca’s belongings.

Apodaca, who appeared in court alone, was given the full $100,000 cash-only bondamount and was transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.

He awaits a preliminary hearing to see if the case will be bound over to District Court.

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.