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Laramie woman arrested for drug possession at Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center

Laramie County Sheriff Vehicles (Lisa Hushbeck/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Laramie woman on drug possession charges early Tuesday morning.

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Deborah Bothwell, 58, of Laramie. At approximately 1:17 a.m., Deputy Gebauer pulled over Bothwell at the Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, Exit 4 on Interstate 25, for displaying expired plates that did not belong to her vehicle, according to police booking sheets.

Upon approaching the vehicle, Deputy Gebauer detected the odor of suspected marijuana emanating from the open window. Bothwell confirmed that the car belonged to her.

A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana, methamphetamine and blue prescription pills believed to be amphetamines. Bothwell was arrested without incident. A positive-presumptive test confirmed the methamphetamine, with an observed weight of around 46 grams — 15 times the felony threshold in Wyoming.

The passenger — Matthew James Robinson, 45, of Greeley, Colorado — was also arrested.

Bothwell and Robinson face multiple possible charges, including felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of controlled substance pills and improper display of plates.