Evansville PD arrests man for meth possession in felony weight

Kenneth Lee Dalton Jr (courtesy of the Evansville Police Department via the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office)

CASPER, Wyo. — Evansville Police say that a 41-year-old man was arrested on charges including Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Felony Weight, after a traffic stop on Monday.

An affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court says that Kenneth Lee Dalton Jr. was arrested and booked into the Natrona County Detention Center just before 3:00 pm, on July 29, 2019. In addition to Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Felony Amount, Dalton also faces a misdemeanor charge of Driving While Under Suspension, and two felony charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance on a Third or Subsequent Offense.

Evansville PD officials say that officers were travelling during the afternoon hours Monday, when they observed a vehicle with a severely cracked windshield. Police pulled the vehicle over near the intersection of Curtis Street and East Yellowstone Highway.

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Police made contact with the driver, identified as Dalton, and report finding that Dalton had a suspended driver’s license, and was unable to provide officers with proof of ownership of the car. Dalton reportedly told officers that the vehicle belonged to a family member.

Officers report that they made arrangements to have the vehicle towed, and conducted an inventory of items in the vehicle. During that inventory investigators report finding a backpack with a skull-shaped bong inside. The bong was described in the affidavit as having suspected methamphetamine residue.

Police describe some compartments of the recovered backpack as being shut with a padlock. A search warrant was reportedly obtained and the pack was accessed and searched. Inside, officers reported finding a locked cash box, which, after being opened by law enforcement, was said to have contained suspected methamphetamine residue, a digital scale, a baggie of suspected marijuana, and a clear jeweler’s bag containing approximately 3.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Dalton was arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center. As of the morning of July 31, 2019; the suspect was still shown in law enforcement custody, on a $7,500 bond.

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.