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Child Endangerment charge filed after suspected drugs found in Cheyenne home

Veronica M Hodgins (courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office)

A woman is facing charges in Laramie County, after Wyoming DCI says that they found drugs in a Cheyenne home, while agents were searching for a wanted suspect.

Veronica M. Hodgins, born in 1993, was arrested on July 6, 2020 by agents from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. She faces a felony charge of Child Endangering with Drugs, and misdemeanor charges for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Agents with DCI say that they contacted Hodgins while serving a search warrant at a Cheyenne home. The warrant was in regards to a wanted suspect, identified as Robert Yetsick II, who was suspected of selling controlled substances and fleeing law enforcement in 2019.

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Agents say that upon execution of the warrant, they made contact with multiple occupants inside the home including Hodgins, Yetsick, and a juvenile.

An affidavit filed in Laramie County Circuit Court says that while searching for Yetsick, investigators observed several items, in plain sight, related to the use and distribution of controlled substances- including a baggie found in a bedroom containing suspected methamphetamine residue, and a pipe containing suspected marijuana residue.

An additional search warrant was granted for the residence, in relation to the suspected controlled substances that agents observed. While executing that warrant, the affidavit says agents discovered “several jewelers’ bags containing suspect methamphetamine” and “several containers of raw marijuana.”

Investigators say that Hodgins told them that she was residing in the home, and admitted to using methamphetamine inside the house. Agents also say that Hodgins admitted to allowing a juvenile to remain in the house, despite her meth use, and estimated her use as approximately 3.5 grams of meth per week.

Hodgins was subsequently arrested and transported to the Laramie County Jail.

Persons found guilty of felony Child Endangerment with Drugs can face potential incarceration of up to five years, potential fines of $5,000 or both.

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 Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.

Robert Yetsick II (courtesy of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office)