Three Arrested for Methamphetamine Possession in Casper
A traffic stop led to three drug arrests in Casper early Friday morning.
Taylor Alyssa Griebel, 21; Justin Lee Hoskins, 32; and Olivia Lucette Fernandez-Lopez, 28, were each booked for possession of methamphetamine as a third or subsequent offense.
Charging documents say a Casper police officer was on patrol shortly after midnight Friday when he noticed that a blue Ford Escape in front of him didn't have a functioning registration lamp. He stopped the Escape at First and Kimball.
As he approached the SUV, the officer reportedly saw the driver, Hoskins, frantically moving around inside the vehicle.
Hoskins reportedly said he was looking for his wallet. Hoskins was overly nervous and fidgety, the affidavit says, and his pupils were unequal sizes. Hoskins' behavior led the officer to suspect methamphetamine use.
The officer reviewed past police contacts for Hoskins and his two passengers, Griebel and Fernandez-Lopez, and saw they all had multiple drug violations, according to court documents.
All three reportedly agreed to let the officer's partner, K-9 Patrick, sniff around the vehicle. The dog alerted, and officers searched the SUV.
Officers allegedly found a small handbag belonging to Griebel which contained two used syringes and three spoons with methamphetamine residue. Possession of a Rocky Mountain Dispensaries container with marijuana residue is also attributed to Griebel in court documents.
Officers reportedly discovered another small handbag belonging to Fernandez-Lopez containing three used syringes and one spoon with methamphetamine residue.
The search also allegedly turned up a black backpack belonging to Hoskins which contained a small baggie with methamphetamine residue.
Officers couldn't tell who was in possession of a used syringe reportedly found on the floorboard on the passenger side between the front and back seats, according to the affidavit.
Hoskins, Griebel and Fernandez-Lopez were taken to the Natrona County Detention Center without incident.
Court documents list criminal history for each of them.
Hoskins was convicted of drug possession in 2008, 2011 and 2014.
Griebel was arrested for drug possession in 2015 and twice in 2016, though the affidavit reflects no disposition in those cases.
Fernandez-Lopez was convicted of drug possession in 2008 and arrested again on a drug charge in 2015, though no disposition was recorded on the latter charge. She is currently on probation for the same charge, court documents say.