Man faces Child Endangerment charge after apartment search

Anthony Lamb (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. —  Two people were arrested during the evening hours of June 11, after police say that a disturbance call lead to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia in a private apartment.

Anthony Joshua Lamb, of Casper, was arrested and booked on charges including Possession of Marijuana, Child Endangerment with Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Another resident of the home, identified as Karen Beth Lamb was also arrested on a recommended charge of Possession of Marijuana.

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Police say that they responded to an area near the 700 block of Andrea Lane in Casper, for a report of people entering and exiting the residence through a window.

Officers say that when they arrived, lights were on inside the apartment, but when police knocked, the lights went out.

An affidavit in the case says that officers knocked for several minutes before Karen Lamb opened the door. Police say that the odor of marijuana was detectable from inside the home.

Officers entered the home, and said that they began knocking on a bedroom door that was believed to belong to Anthony Lamb, but police say the man refused to open the bedroom door. The affidavit says that officers could hear someone in the room, and were eventually able to get Anthony Lamb to open the door.

Anthony Lamb was taken into custody, and a search of his person reportedly yielded a baggie of suspected methamphetamine residue.

During the investigation, police say that Anthony Lamb became combative, and allegedly tried to kick officers when being placed in the back of a patrol vehicle.

A subsequent search of Anthony Lamb’s room was reported to hav found “numerous drug and drug related paraphernalia,” according to the affidavit. Police also reportedly found a loaded shotgun in the closet, next to a safe that contained more paraphernalia.

Anthony Lamb also reportedly had several items indicating the presence of a juvenile in the home, including clothing and other items.

Officers also report that a search of Karen Lamb’s room reportedly found vaporizer caps containing THC.

A child that was in the home at the time of police contact was taken into safe custody. Both Anthony and Karen Lamb were 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.

Karen Lamb (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)