Woman arrested on charges of Possession and Child Endangerment with Methamphetamine

Amanda Idette Hale (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. —  A 36-year-old Casper woman was arrested and accused of Possession and Child Endangering with Methamphetamine, after a Probation and Parole search of the woman’s home.

According to a Casper Police affidavit, Amanda Idette Hale was arrested on August 30, 2019.

Police say that at approximately 9:10 am, they responeded to the 1600 block of East Yellowstone Highway to assist agents with Wyoming Probation and Parole with a compliance check on Hale.

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According to an affidavit filed in the case, Hale was suspected with using methamphetamine while children were in the home.

Police arrived at the residence and spoke with two juveniles who advised that Hale was not a t home and would be back soon after a trip to the store.

Hale arrived a short time thereafter, and a search of the home was conducted.

Police say that during the search, officers located a digital scale with suspected methamphetamine residue on it, in the main living area of the home. Officers also reported finding a syringe in the trash with suspected methamphetamine residue, and a small jeweler’s baggie with suspected methamphetamine residue.

The syringe and baggie were reportedly found in trash bags.

Hale denied any knowledge of the suspected methamphetamine in the home, and said that she suspected the items were left by another individual.

The affidavit then says that later, in an interview with agents from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, Hale admitted that she used the scale to distribute methamphetamine, but thought she had cleaned all of the residue off of it.

Three juveniles were placed in safe custody and Hale 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.