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Cheyenne man faces multiple drug charges after welfare check finds weapon, drugs

(Photo by Stephanie Lam / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A routine welfare check turned into a significant arrest on Friday evening when local police discovered multiple controlled substances and a loaded weapon in Brady Mitchell’s possession.

At around 7:19 p.m. April 13, Cheyenne police were dispatched to the 800 block of West Lincolnway for a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers encountered Mitchell, 32, inside a van alongside a small hatchet. Mitchell, a Cheyenne resident, began rummaging through the van as officers approached. A pat-down search located a glass pipe and straws with potential drug residue, leading to a larger search of the vehicle, according to booking sheets.

The search led to the discovery of 3.75 grams of suspected fentanyl, 3.31 grams of suspected Xanax, 12 ounces of suspected marijuana and a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine. Officers also found a loaded .22 caliber revolver in Mitchell’s waistband, according to police reports.

Mitchell was booked on multiple charges, including felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule II and IV controlled substances.