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Two face drug possession felonies after meth found in I-25 stop

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A Highway Patrol stop on I-25 in Laramie County has yielded approximately 29 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin, troopers say.

Documents filed in Laramie County Circuit Court say that two men are facing drug possession charges in the case. Each man has been charged with felony Possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor Possession of heroin. Each suspect also reportedly had warrants out of other Wyoming counties.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by WHP says that troopers stopped a vehicle with a burned out headlamp on I-25 in Laramie County.

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It is reported that troopers made contact with the driver and one passenger in the vehicle. The driver is alleged to have given an incorrect name to law enforcement at the time of the stop. 

During the contact, troopers say that a check of the vehicle’s registration showed that the license plates were believed to have been stolen, and the registration for the plates belonged to neither suspect.

The driver, eventually identified in court paperwork as Keith Beckwith, was further reported to have a warrant out of Goshen County, Wyoming. The passenger, identified as Leroy Valdez, had a warrant out of Carbon County. Both men were arrested and transported to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office. Information is provided by the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.

During a search of the vehicle, troopers reported finding 29.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, .6 grams of suspected heroin, and several items of drug paraphernalia. 

The suspects were each given a $3,000 bond amount and are expected to be scheduled for a preliminary hearing to see if the charges against them will be bound over to District Court.