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Worland man charged with arson, drugs and illegal weapons possession

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A Worland man has been arrested for multiple violations after a residential fire.

According to a Washakie County Sheriff’s Office release, multiple agencies responded to a residential fire on October 7th on US Hwy 20.

After extinguishing the fire, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Washaie Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant. The Wyoming Game and Fish also became involved for possible violations on the property.

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The Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were contacted when multiple firearms were found that Allen was not legally able to possess.

The release says when Ryan Tate Allen of Worland returned to the property as authorities were searching, he was arrested for an open alcohol container and violation of an interlock device.

After his arrest, the Washakie County Attorney’s Office filed felony charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and felony possession of LSD with intent to distribute.

The release says there were 26 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 100 tabs of suspected LSD was seized from Allen’s vehicle after his arrest.

After Allen was arrested, he bonded and was released. Allen later violated conditions of his bond by failing to check in to the Washakie County Law Enforcement Center for the firearms possession federal complaint warrant.

On October 13, Allen and a female passenger, later identified as Tandi Marie Vocu, were seen attempting to leave his property in one of his vehicles. The two fled onto BLM land as authorities gave chase, according to the report.

When the vehicle stopped, Vocu was apprehended while Allen fled on foot.

Law enforcement agencies with the BLM, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office built a perimeter to prevent his escape.

The Big Horn Basin Regional Tactical Team was dispatched, along with drones to help locate Allen.

Allen tried to flee again after he was spotted but surrendered when he encountered members of the tactical team.

Allen’s additional charges include possession of controlled substances and interference with a peace officer. Two firearms were also located in his vehicle.