A Laramie man pleaded guilty to a felony possession of a controlled substance in Albany County District Court after an Albany County Sheriff’s deputy found methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Lane Halverson, 55, faces a maximum sentence of five years and a $5,000 fine. He will be sentenced once the presentence investigation report is complete.

According to court documents, the deputy approached Halverson’s car and knocked on the window May 26 after noticing Halverson’s car on the side of a rural road with its lights off.

The deputy found the methamphetamine in a small Crown Royal bag that Halverson tried to hide in the glove compartment as the deputy approached, according to the affidavit.

When the deputy asked Halverson what was in the bag, Halverson said “a little something, something that I always have.”

The deputy searched the car and also found two glass pipes and a sealed bag of marijuana, according to the affidavit.

Halverson pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement. In exchange for Halverson’s plea, the state will drop two other possession charges and recommend a split sentence.

Halverson remains free on a $10,000 signature bond pending sentencing.