Woman recommended for felony drug charge in weekend arrest

Brittany Danielle Poole (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper woman was arrested on a recommended felony Methamphetamine charge, after police say that paraphernalia was found inside the woman’s vehicle.

According to an affidavit filed by the Casper Police Department, Brittany Danielle Poole, of Riverton, was arrested during the night time hours of August 30, 2019.

Officers say that they made contact with Poole after receiving a call at approximately 9:44 pm, Friday night, reporting a woman in a parked vehicle, slumped over, and possibly sleeping.

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Police report that they found a car matching the description given by witnesses and made contact with Poole, who was in the driver’s seat. Officers say that the woman was initially slumped over and was sleeping.

Poole was asked to exit the vehicle, which she is reported to have complied with. However, police say that upon leaving the car, officers noted an orange capped syringe on the seat, under where Poole had been sitting.

Poole is said to have admitted that the syringe was for methamphetamine use and was possibly used.

The affidavit goes on to say that the suspect told officers that she had been contacted by police previously, on August 28, but had not been arrested in the incident. It is indicated in the police paperwork that Poole claimed that officers had left unused syringes in the car at the time, but had seized all other paraphernalia. 

Since then, Poole claimed that several people had been in the vehicle, including one who had left a glass methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle. While the suspect denied that the pipe belong to her, she indicated that she had used the pipe and knew it was in the vehicle.

A pipe matching that description was found in the vehicle’s center console, and was seized by officers.

The affidavit says that Poole has been convicted of at least 4 drug related crimes in Florida, dating back to 2013.

As a third or subsequent charge, Poole is eligible for felony status on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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.