Casper Police Arrest 3 With Heroin, Meth, Crack Cocaine
Casper police officers arrested three people on Thursday after one suspect was reportedly caught smoking crack cocaine in a convenience store bathroom.
Darrol Richard Derrera, 52, was booked into jail on recommended charges of methamphetamine possession as a third or subsequent offense, felony possession of crack cocaine and possession of heroin as a third or subsequent offense.
Eric Scott Proctor, 35, was booked into jail on recommended charges of methamphetamine possession and marijuana possession.
Amber Marie Urenda, 37, was booked on recommended charges of possession of crack cocaine and possession of methamphetamine. All three will likely make their initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. Monday.
According to affidavits of probable cause, an officer responded to the Common Cents store on North Poplar just before 11 a.m. Thursday after a store clerk reported that a man was suspected of having smoked crack cocaine in the store restroom. The clerk had closed and locked the bathroom while waiting for officers to arrive.
Inside the bathroom, the officer found what appeared to be the remnants of a tin foil pipe lying on the side of the toilet. The material was collected as evidence.
At the Poplar Street Burger King store, two officers found the vehicle which the suspect had gotten into as he left the Common Cents store. The green Chevy Camaro with Colorado plates was parked outside the front door of Burger King.
Derrera and Urenda were found inside the car. Urenda said she was dating Derrera, who was working for Home Depot in Billings, and the pair were headed to Colorado.
Urenda denied that Derrera had smoked inside the Common Cents bathroom, but said that Derrera's friend, Proctor, had gone inside the store. She told the officers that Proctor was inside the restaurant, eating while the other two waited for him outside.
Derrera gave officers permission to have a drug dog conduct a narcotics sniff inside the vehicle. Officers believed that Derrera and Urenda were under the influence of methamphetamine.
An officer asked Proctor to leave the Burger King, and Proctor claimed that he had no knowledge of the alleged paraphernalia left inside the Common Cents bathroom.
Inside the Camaro, the drug dog indicated that a black backpack contained narcotics. Inside the backpack, an officer found two meth pipes and several crushed tin foil pipes, similar to the one found inside the convenience store bathroom.
Officers proceeded with a search of the car and found nearly seven grams of crack cocaine, less than a gram of black tar heroin, over 20 grams of spice, 46 grams of marijuana, methamphetamine residue and paraphernalia including four used syringes, five pies and two cook spoons.