A news release issued by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation states that four individuals were arrested in Sheridan over the weekend on drug distribution charges. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.
The Northeast Enforcement Team, with assistance from local law enforcement arrested 27-year-old Bernardo Garcia-Predraza and 44-year-old Alejandro Hernanzdez. Both men were charged with Felony Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine. Hernandez was also arrested for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. Both men reside in Sheridan.
The media release indicates that following their arrest, both of their vehicles were seized and searched. Over $21,000 was seized from Garcia-Pedraza's vehicle, and approximately 4 ounces of suspected methamphetamine was seized from Hernandez' vehicle.
Law enforcement also executed a search warrant on a residence in the Woodland Park Trailer Court that resulted in the seizure of a suspected drug ledger, approximately a half an ounce of suspected marijuana, containers and baggies containing trace amounts of suspected methamphetamine, a digital scale, a .22 caliber revolver, miscellaneous packaging materials, drug paraphernalia and approximately $2,662 in currency. Brandy Lind, 54, and Holli Ingalls, 38, both of Sheridan, were charged with Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine.
All four of the arrests stem from a year-long investigation by the U.S. DEA and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation's Northeast Enforcement Team into a drug trafficking organization that has been operating in Sheridan for at least the last three years.
The media release also states that this organization was responsible for the distribution of multiple pound quantities of methamphetamine in the Sheridan area, as well as other locations. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are anticipated.