Man faces multiple drug charges after I-25 traffic stop

Adam Parnell

Ethan Brogan

A Cheyenne man is facing multiple drug charges after police allege finding heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and Suboxone after an I-25 traffic stop near Douglas. 
Adam Parnell, 36, was traveling southbound at milepost 140 on I-25 when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper pulled him over for allegedly speeding and driving without a license plate.
At the scene, Panell was unable to produce a driver’s license for officers, WHP said. Parnell stunk of burnt marijuana and his eyes appeared to be bloodshot, according to court documents.
He agreed to allow police to search his vehicle where officers allegedly found one plastic bag with approximately 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, nine bags in the false bottom of a WD40 container with approximately 32 grams of methamphetamine and two pipes with methamphetamine residue in the center console of the vehicle, according to court documents.
In a knapsack in the back seat of the vehicle officers allegedly found two plastic bags containing approximately 44.6 grams of marijuana, four strips of Suboxone, a black and silver case with a spoon with methamphetamine residue and a black digital scale, according to court documents.
In the glove box, police said they found one glass pipe with methamphetamine residue.
Parnell told officers he planned to travel from Cheyenne to transfer the methamphetamine and heroin to someone in Casper, court documents state. Parnell told officers he was fronted 5 ounces of methamphetamine from a friend after assisting her to pick up 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine as well as 5 grams of marijuana keef, according to court documents.
Parnell said he was late leaving Cheyenne and they agreed to meet in Glendo, but switched the meeting to Douglas when he was stopped prior to the meeting, according to court documents.
Parnell’s charge of possession of methamphetamine carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and a fine of $15,000.
The possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of heroin with intent to deliver charges each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $25,000.
The possession of marijuana and possession of Suboxone charges each carry a sentence of one year in prison and a fine of $1,000.
Parnell has been bound over to the Eighth Judicial District Court to stand trial.


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