Casper Woman Arrested on Four Drug Charges
A woman who allegedly tried to run from police Sunday morning was arrested on felony drug charges.
Arica Lynn Wallace, 21, was booked for possession of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and methadone, as well as interference with a peace officer.
Court documents say Casper police officers were sent to a home on South Beech shortly before 9:40 a.m. for a report of a family fight. Officers were told that a woman and a man were leaving the home in a car.
An officer found the car and stopped it for speeding on East Second Street. When the car stopped, Wallace allegedly bailed out the passenger side and started running.
The officer got out of his car and yelled for Wallace to stop. She did, but as the officer approached, she allegedly started at him before turning and running.
She got about three feet before she slipped on the ice and fell.
The officer handcuffed Wallace and called EMS after Wallace said she was hurt. She allegedly told officers her name was "April."
When EMS arrived, Wallace reportedly denied any injury or medical treatment. Other officers arrived on scene.
Wallace then gave her correct name to officers, who discovered two warrants out for Wallace -- one for a probation violation, and one for possession of methamphetamine.
Wallace allegedly told officers she ran because she knew about the warrants and was "going to prison." She also allegedly said she was on probation for "conspiracy" but fled after being sentenced to treatment at Central Wyoming Counseling Center.
Another officer spoke with the man in the car, identified as 32-year-old Manuel Nikolas Sambrano. Court documents say the officer smelled marijuana coming from the car, so they began a search.
As officers began their search, Wallace allegedly said "anything" officers found did not belong to Sambrano. She reportedly said a "rig" -- a syringe commonly used to inject drugs -- was in her purse.
Officers reportedly found a syringe loaded with methamphetamine in Wallace's wallet.
The search allegedly turned up two more used syringes and several jewelry bags with methamphetamine residue.
Sambrano consented to a search of his person, according to the affidavit, and officers allegedly found a glass marijuana pipe in his pocket.
In the trunk, officers allegedly found 46 used syringes, multiple bags with drug residue, a loaded syringe containing a yellow liquid, a vial containing a clear liquid and two unidentified white pills.
Wallace allegedly said the syringes belonged to her and her boyfriend, whom she reportedly refused to identify.
One of the loaded syringes tested positive for .31 grams of methamphetamine, while another reportedly tested positive for .38 grams of heroin.
Officers also allegedly found a plastic container of marijuana in Wallace's makeup bag.
The unknown pills were reportedly identified as methadone hydrochloride, a schedule II controlled substance.
Sambrano was arrested for marijuana possession after officers allegedly found a prescription pill bottle containing pot beneath the driver's seat of the car.
Court documents say Sambrano denied ownership of the marijuana, saying it all belonged to Wallace, who had borrowed the car for several months.