Bar Nunn Woman Accused of Selling Methamphetamine in Casper Area
A woman arrested Wednesday afternoon as the result of work by Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents is accused of selling methamphetamine in the Casper area.
Jolynn Ophelia Gardner, 22, was charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine Friday afternoon during her initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court.
She could face up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.
Court documents say in January, DCI agents discovered a drug-trafficking organization in the Casper area.
A confidential source told agents that Gardner was selling methamphetamine for a man she lived with in Bar Nunn. Gardner later admitted to agents that she sold methamphetamine in the area, according to the DCI affidavit.
The methamphetamine was reportedly picked up in Denver and brought back to Casper for distribution.
From November 2016 through December 2016, one person involved in the drug ring allegedly sold four to five pounds of methamphetamine in the Casper area.
Court documents indicate the DCI investigation into Gardner's alleged distribution may be linked to the DCI investigation into Michael Ross.
Ross is charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
The court on Friday appointed a public defender to represent Gardner. She is being held on $15,000 cash or surety bond.