CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two women were arrested by law enforcement on multiple narcotic charges as well as an allegation of Child Endangering.
Paperwork obtained from the Laramie County Circuit Court says that Tiffany Havner and Amanda Joy were arrested by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) on January 8th, 2021.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, detectives with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office were given information in late December that Havner had been selling illegal controlled substances from a hotel room in Cheyenne.
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The affidavit goes on to say that members of the Cheyenne Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted surveillance of Havner’s motel room.
Officials with the LCSO say that during their investigation they observed Joy, Havner and a child residing in the motel room.
“During the surveillance, investigators observed behavior consistent with illegal controlled substance distribution,” authorities stated in the affidavit.
On January 8th, 2021, investigators applied for and were granted a search warrant for the room, according to the affidavit.
Court papers state that the members of the LCSO and the DEA served the search warrant during the late morning hours of January 8th.
“Investigators seized approximately 71 grams of suspected methamphetamine with packaging and 41 grams of suspected marijuana which were located in a safe inside,” the affidavit reports.
Detectives say that the safe was opened with a key from Havner’s key ring.
LCSO says that investigators additionally located numerous jewelry bags, syringes, digital scales, US currency consistent with distribution, and a Glock semi-automatic handgun inside of the hotel room.
During an interview with detectives, Havner stated to being a methamphetamine distributor, according to the affidavit.
Court paperwork says that during an interview with authorities, Joy advised that she had ingested methamphetamine while the child was present in the motel room. According to the LCSO, Joy stated that she had received the methamphetamine from Havner.
Havner and Joy made their initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on January 12th, 2021. Havner was read the felony charges of Child Endangering, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine as well as a misdemeanor count of Possession of Marijuana.
According to Wyoming statutes, if convicted, Havner could face up to 33 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $46,000.
During the court proceedings, Joy was read the felony charges of Child Endangering, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a misdemeanor charge of Possession of Marijuana.
If convicted on recommended charges, Joy could face up to 21 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $21,000.
Havner was arrested in July of 2020 on charges of Methamphetamine Delivery and Child Endangerment after Cheyenne Police officers were called to investigate a vehicle crash on the 500 block of West Lincolnway
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.