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Wright impaired driver report results in felony drug arrest

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A man is facing multiple drug charges after he was allegedly caught with fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine by deputies investigating a potentially impaired driver report Monday, according to Sheriff’s Office Lt. Paul Pownall. 

Deputies responded to South Highway 59 in Wright around 7:51 a.m. July 1 after receiving multiple complaints about a potentially impaired man at a local travel plaza, Pownall said. 

The reports said the man was driving a silver Buick with North Dakota registration; deputies located a vehicle matching the description at a fuel pump in the area and contacted the driver, a 29-year-old man, Pownall said. 

According to the report, the 29-year-old man was sweating profusely when he exited the vehicle and appeared to be impaired. They took the man into custody after he failed field sobriety tests. 

During a search incident to the 29-year-old man’s arrest, deputies located 25 fentanyl pills, seven baggies of suspected cocaine weighing a combined total of nearly 35 grams, and a baggie of suspected methamphetamine weighing 6.81 grams, Pownall said. 

The 29-year-old man was charged with four counts of drug possession, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and DWUI, according to Campbell County Sheriff’s Office arrest records.