Two arrested, face recommended felony drug charges

Andrea D Henning and Allen G Leisten (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — Two people were arrested by Casper Police officers and face recommended drug charges, including felonies.

The Casper Police Department says that Allen G. Leisten faces recommended charges including Possession of Marijuana and felony Possession of Methamphetamine.

Andrea D Henning was also arrested in the incident and faces a recommended charge of felony Controlled Substance Delivery or Sale of Methamphetamine.

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An affidavit filed in the case says that CPD officers made contact with Leisten and Henning during a traffic stop. Officers say that they were on patrol near the intersection of East L and North Kimball Streets.

Officers say that they observed a vehicle fail to stop completely at a stop sign near M Street and Kimball, and initiated a stop.

Officers contact the driver, identified as Henning, and the passenger, identified as Leisten.

During the stop, police say that the license plates on the suspect’s vehicle was found to belong to a different vehicle.

Officers say that they got permission to search the vehicle, and reported finding a shirt on the floorboard where Leisten had been sitting. The shirt was believed to belong to Leisten, and was found to have a large plastic baggie with suspected methamphetamine inside.

Officers report that the suspected meth weighed approximately 6.9 grams with packaging.

Officers also reported finding a small bag of marijuana, stuffed between the center console and the passenger seat.

During questioning, Leisten denied ownership of the methamphetamine, saying that the shirt had been his, but that the drugs might have fallen out of the glove compartment while the occupants were searching for paperwork.

The affidavit reported, however, that despite Leisten denying ownership of the drugs, he did report to officers that he had used both marijuana and methamphetamine earlier in the day.

During the interaction, officers say that they were notified by agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation that they had charges for Henning, and wanted her taken into custody.

Both individuals 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.