Sheridan County

Law enforcement has made another arrest for charges of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance/methamphetamine, bringing the reported weekly total to 24. Michael Richard Wiley was apprehended yesterday by the Division of Criminal Investigation's Northeast Enforcement Team (NEET).

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Michael K. Davis to the state Supreme Court.

It is Mead's first appointment to the high court.

Davis is a state district judge for Laramie County.

You can now add two more to the list of individuals arrested for methamphetamine distribution in Sheridan, as the Division of Criminal Investigation's Northeast Enforcement Team and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a male and female for allegedly distributing methamphetamine.

According to information released through InciWeb Incident Information System, Big Horn National Forest Supervisor Bill Bass has signed an emergency area closure related to the Gilead Fire.

The Bighorn National Forest has issued a media release that states that the Twin Buttes Fire is expected to be contained soon, perhaps sometime later today. The fire is burning north of Burgess Junction and has consumed about five acres of lodgepole pine.

Yesterday, law enforcement announced 21 people from Sheridan and the surrounding area were arrested on felony drug conspiracy and distribution charges. These arrests stem from a two-year investigation of four methamphetamine distribution rings.

The Gilead Wildfire, which is burning 10 miles northwest of Buffalo, currently has a Type 3 National Incident Response Team Assigned to it, but there are no firefighters on the scene of the fire at this time due to the inaccessibility of the terrain.

As of 6 o'clock this morning, the Gilead Fire, 10 miles northwest of Buffalo, has been taken over by a Type 3 Incident Management Team. Public Affairs Specialist for the Big Horn National Forest, Susie Douglas.

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