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Vehicle search finds two duffle bags of marijuana, suspect arrested

Sylvia Redding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A woman is facing felony charges after a stop by the Wyoming Highway Patrol found suspected cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.

Court documents say that Sylvia Redding made her initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court on February 20th to hear the multiple felony charges read to her by Judge Denise Nau.

Redding was charged with felony Possession of Cocaine, and two felony counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

According to Wyoming state statutes, Redding, if convicted of all three counts, could face up to 17 years in prison and a fine up to $25,000.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says that they pulled Redding over for speeding as she was driving eastbound I-80 during the afternoon hours of February 19th. When the trooper made contact with Redding she was unable to provide a driver’s license or any vehicle information.

While the officer was speaking to Redding they reportedly observed a large quantity of hypodermic needles in plain view inside of the vehicle.

Court papers say that Redding refused law enforcement when they asked to search her vehicle. A K9 unit conducted a drug-sniff around Redding’s vehicle and alerted authorities to something inside.

According to WHP, a search of the vehicle located items of paraphernalia, a duffle bag containing a total of 15.7 grams of suspected marijuana, a second duffle bag containing 21.2 grams of suspected marijuana.

Law enforcement says that the total weight of all of the heroin located in Redding’s vehicle was .8 grams.

An affidavit in the case alleges that when WHP conducted a search of Redding’s person, that a marijuana cigarette and a clear baggy containing 6.8 grams of a white powder was located.

WHP goes on to say that Redding admitted during an interview that the suspected substance they found on her was cocaine.

During a criminal background check on Redding, law enforcement says that they discovered 5 previous Possession of Controlled Substance convictions over the past 12 years.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.