Casper Man Accused of Meth Conspiracy, Gun Crimes
A man accused of fronting methamphetamine to a number of people who allegedly sold it for him in the Casper area could spend up to 50 years in prison if convicted of the three felony charges brought against him Thursday in Natrona County District Court.
Donald Ray McIntosh, 31, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
The two drug charges each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $25,000 in fines, while the gun charge could see McIntosh in prison for up to 10 years in addition to any sentence he may receive for the crime in which he used the gun.
Charging documents say McIntosh used several people as "runners," giving them methamphetamine to sell. The runners would then give the money they made back to McIntosh, who would in turn pay his suppliers.
In January, a confidential informant told special agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation that McIntosh always has a handgun in his possession in order to protect his meth and money.
Another informant reportedly said McIntosh and another person were selling methamphetamine and that they had about four to five ounces of meth on them.
A third confidential informant told DCI agents that they were fronted an eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine at a time, having sold roughly four or five pounds of meth from November 2016 through January 2017. The informant also said McIntosh gave handguns to co-conspirators.
The gun charge against McIntosh specifically alleges that he traded methamphetamine for a firearm.
DCI agents reportedly learned that shortly after Halloween, someone needed help selling methamphetamine in order to raise $10,000 to settle a drug debt owed to an alleged methamphetamine supplier in Colorado. The supplier allegedly threatened to kill the person if he didn't pay his debt.
That night, 12 ounces of methamphetamine was sold in Casper, Greybull and Cody. The meth was sold in smaller cities because the sellers could charge more.
Court documents say in mid-January, DCI agents searched a Casper home and found 61 grams of methamphetamine and two handguns.
McIntosh is being held on $10,000 cash or surety bond.