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Wyoming man charged for overdose death after bringing fentanyl into a correctional facility

A man was arrests in Albany County for possession of fentynal.

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LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Wyoming man is being seen in Federal Court after the overdose death of an inmate in Albany County.

In March of 2022, Christopher Baker, 43, was arrested for two outstanding warrants, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance: suspected Fentanyl.

Baker was transported to the Albany County Detention Center to await his court appearance on the abovementioned charges. While incarcerated, Baker introduced Fentanyl into the general population of the Detention Center, which resulted in the fatal overdose of one inmate.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation was called to investigate the death in our facility. The investigation resulted in federal charges against Baker for the offense of drug distribution resulting in death. A Federal Grand Jury was convened, and the Grand Jury subsequently indicted Baker.

Today, March 21st, Baker will make his initial appearance in Federal Court located in Cheyenne, WY. He will continue to proceed through his Federal Court trial and a verdict will be announced upon conclusion. We want to thank the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation for their work on this case.

Please remember, all charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement and all parties are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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