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Two suspects facing drug felonies have cases sent to District Court

A statue of Justice at the Townsend Justice Center as seen through an exterior window of the building, on Center Street in Casper. (File; Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — Two suspects have been bound over to Natrona County District Court and are facing felony charges in investigations involving the drug methamphetamine.

A female suspect is facing a felony charge of Child Endangerment With Methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The female’s arrest and subsequent investigation was cited by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation in an affidavit for the arrest of a 35-year-old male suspect in a separate case.

The male suspect, identified in court paperwork as Richard C. Brown, had his case bound over to Natrona County District Court on April 22, 2021.

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Brown is accused of sending $1,000 to $2,000 at a time to persons out-of-state, for the purpose of purchasing methamphetamine on multiple occasions. Law enforcement also reported that 6.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine was found in the suspect’s vehicle during the April 12 contact with law enforcement.

Brown faces Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of Methamphetamine, and two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine in a felony weight. All of the charges represent felonies

The female suspect, arrested in the case on February 22, is identified in court records as Cynthia Pitt. She had her case bound over to Natrona County District Court on March 25, 2021 following the waiver of a preliminary hearing.

In the February case, the female suspect was reportedly contacted by Mills PD during a traffic stop and was found to have an active arrest warrant. A subsequent search of the vehicle was reported to yield a plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine, weighing approximately 2.7 grams with packaging.

Officers also report that a juvenile was in the vehicle at the time of the contact. The juvenile was placed in safe custody following Pitt’s arrest.

Pitt and Brown are said to have co-owned and both utilized the vehicle pulled over in the February stop.

Paperwork says that Pitt’s active arrest warrant was based on a charge of Failure to Comply With Bond Conditions, based on another methamphetamine case, in which Pitt was charged in July of 2020. In that case Pitt faced a felony count of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance and misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Natrona County District Court records show that Pitt entered a plea of “guilty” to the charge of Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance on April 22, 2021; and the misdemeanor charge was subsequently dropped. A presentence investigation has been ordered for the case.

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.