A Colorado man facing his third drug possession charge pleaded not guilty Friday in Albany County District Court.

43-year-old Matthew Michael Krause is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine.  If convicted, Krause could face five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Defense attorney Randy Hiller requested that Krause’s bond be amended to allow him to travel to Larimer County, Colorado, to visit family.  The original bond conditions did not allow Krause to leave Albany County.

Prosecutor Robert Sanford did not object, and Judge Wade Waldrip amended the bond conditions.

Court documents say a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper stopped Krause’s vehicle on Oct. 18.  During a pat down, the trooper allegedly found a syringe in Krause’s jacket pocket.

The trooper noticed a small amount of pink liquid in the syringe.  According to the trooper’s affidavit, the liquid was tested with a NIK kit and the result was presumptively positive as methamphetamine.

Krause allegedly admitted that the syringe had earlier contained methamphetamine.

Krause has two prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance, so this third charge is a felony.  No trial date has been set.