One arrested following stand-off on Poplar Avenue

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GILLETTE, Wyo. – A convicted felon was arrested last night following a nearly 2-hour stand-off with police, who reportedly found the suspect with a firearm and cocaine, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said Wednesday. 

Kenneth Durrah, 35, has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm,  felony possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was taken into custody at a Poplar Avenue residence around 10:30 p.m., Wasson said. 

Durrah had an active arrest warrant and police prepared a response after learning the suspect was at the residence around 4:11 p.m., Wasson said, adding that the department deployed their special response team after learning the suspect likely had firearms and controlled substances with him. 

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The team arrived at the residence around 8:33 p.m. where Durrah refused to come out; negotiations lasted for just under two hours before the suspect surrendered, according to Wasson. 

The 35-year-old, Wasson continued, was found with half an ounce of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, and a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun. 

Officers also believed Durrah had potentially ingested cocaine and had him transported to the hospital for evaluation, according to Wasson, who said Durrah was ultimately cleared and transported to the Campbell County Detention Center without incident.