CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming state trooper serving a 15-year prison sentence for kidnapping has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell steroids. Franklin Joseph Ryle's plea Friday in Natrona County District Court was part of a deal with prosecutors to drop another steroid possession charge. His sentence of 18 to 24 months will run concurrent to the prison time he is serving for his role in kidnapping a Wal-Mart truck driver in what prosecutors say was an aborted murder plot.
Ryle had previously pleaded not guilty to the steroid charges. He and another former state trooper were accused of bringing the steroids from Mexico to Wyoming.