Casper Woman Arrested for Meth Two Weeks After Getting Probation
A Casper woman who was given an opportunity at probation two weeks ago rather than being sent to prison for methamphetamine-related crimes was arrested Tuesday evening on meth drug charges.
Amber Sue Carpin, 28, was booked into jail on recommended charges of meth possession and marijuana possession. She will likely make her initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Carpin was sentenced March 21 to a term of three years on supervised probation with an underlying suspended prison sentence of four to five years. In that case, Carpin was arrested in November after a newborn child was found to have meth in her system at birth.
Charging papers in the latest arrest say two Casper police officers responded to 1405 E. 2nd Street at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday to assist probation and parole agents with the search of a residence.
Carpin had reportedly provided a urine sample to her probation agent, and that sample tested positive for the presence of meth. While speaking with Carpin, the probation agent allegedly found a "roach" inside a cigarette pack, which contained a small amount of marijuana.
The probation officer then asked police to assist probation and parole agents with a search of the residence in an effort to find any further drugs or paraphernalia.
While searching Carpin's bedroom, authorities allegedly found a residual amount of marijuana. Also in the bedroom was a small plastic bag containing methamphetamine residue, according to the affidavit.
Inside a "unicorn piggy bank" officers found two glass pipes with methamphetamine residue.
Carpin told police she knew nothing about any of the paraphernalia found inside the bedroom. She told police that she shared the bedroom with her boyfriend, Shane Connely, who was not at the residence during the search.
Carpin was arrested on the drug charges, a confirmed warrant for a bond violation and a probation hold.