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Casper man faces two meth felonies in DCI case

Wesley A Dabbs (courtesy of Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation via the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office)

CASPER, Wyo. —  Two felony methamphetamine charges have been filed against a Casper suspect, following the man’s arrest on February 11, 2021. Officials say the arrest is a culmination of an investigation that began earlier this year.

Wesley Adam Dabbs, age 34, was arrested during the early morning hours on Thursday, and made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court later that afternoon. During the hearing, Dabbs was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Deliver and Possession of Methamphetamine in a Felony Weight.

The charges come as a part of an investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, who filed an affidavit of probable cause in the case, detailing Dabbs’ arrest. Agents with DCI write that, at the time of the investigation, Dabbs was a client of State Probation and Parole on an original charge of Possession of Methamphetamine and was also wanted on multiple outstanding warrants.

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The criminal affidavit cites several interviews that DCI conducted with confidential informants who alleged that Dabbs was involved in the sale of methamphetamine. One informant alleged that Dabbs picked up amounts of controlled substances from the Colorado area to redistribute in Natrona County.

Dabbs was taken into custody by Casper Police officers just after 2:00 am, Thursday, following tips received that Dabbs was in the area of the 2300 block of East 18th Street in Casper. Officers responded and said that they made contact with an individual walking in the area identified as Dabbs and took him into custody on outstanding warrants.

A subsequent search of Dabbs’ person is reported to have yielded a total of 2.08 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and over $3,000 in currency. Other items found included a digital scale, syringes, and other items that agents described as “drug paraphernalia.”

Agents write in the affidavit that they believe Dabbs had the intent to distribute the suspected methamphetamine, based on the amount of suspected meth found, a number of packages that were located, and the large amount of currency on Dabbs’ person.

Dabbs remained in custody at the Natrona County Detention Center Friday morning on a $20,000 cash or surety bond.

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.