Bond Set for Alleged Heroin Dealer

(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)

Bond was set Thursday in Sheridan County Circuit Court for a man charged with selling heroin in the Sheridan area. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

At the recommendation of Sheridan County Attorney Matte Redle, Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff set a $10,000 cash only bond for 24-year-old Casey Gariffa of Sheridan, who's charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Heroin. Redle stated during the hearing that he anticipates an additional charge of Conspiracy to Deliver to be brought forth against the defendant soon. He added that field tests confirmed that the drug Garriffa was selling was indeed heroin.

Garriffa, via video conference from the Sheridan County Detention Center, stated that he felt the bond was too high and that he's in the process of bettering himself and trying to turn his life around. Judge Cundiff replied by saying that the bond was appropriate considering the severity of the charge. She also reminded Garriffa that if he made bond, that he must not leave Sheridan County.

A news release from the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation states that Garriffa was arrested in Sheridan Wednesday by members of the Northeast Enforcement Team with assistance from the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office. Following his arrest, a search of the vehicle he was driving resulted in the seizure of approximately 7 grams of brown tar heroin, almost $1,200 in cash, a digital scale and other illegal drug related paraphernalia.

Garriffa’s arrest was related to an investigation conducted by the enforcement team after agents received information that he was involved in bringing h eroin into the Sheridan area from Oregon, and selling the drug to residents in Sheridan. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are anticipated.

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