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Two arrested, 5 1/2 lbs of methamphetamine and other controlled substances seized

Iesha Dembo, Neoal Hayes (courtesy of Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo —  A traffic stop on I-25 over the weekend led to arrest of two people and the seizure of over 5 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine and multiple other controlled substances, according to court documents.

Paperwork filed in Laramie County Circuit Court says that Neoal Hayes and Iesha Dembo were arrested by the Cheyenne Police Department during the early evening hours of February 29th, 2020.

Both suspects face charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance and a misdemeanor count of Possession of Marijuana.

Police say that they conducted a traffic stop on a gold Cadillac Escalade after observing it traveling northbound on I-25, at a speed of 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. During the traffic stop, the police identified Hayes as the driver and Dembo as the passenger.

Police say that during the investigation, a K9 unit was deployed around the exterior of the vehicle and indicated the presence of the odor of a controlled substance.

A police affidavit filed in the case says that law enforcement conducted a search of the vehicle and of Hayes and Dembo which led to the discovery of the following items:

  • Approximately 5.6 pounds of suspected methamphetamine
  • 31.3 grams of suspected heroin
  • 35 grams of suspected cocaine
  • 40 grams (114 pills) of suspected Xanax
  • 8.4 grams of suspected marijuana

Authorities say that they conducted a pretest of a portion of the suspected methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin, to which all three returned with a presumptive positive result.

According to Wyoming statutes an individual convicted on felony charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance could face up to 41 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $70,000.

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.


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