Two Laramie Residents Plead Guilty to Meth Possession
Two Laramie residents accused of possession of methamphetamine pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 17th in Albany County District Court.
Nicole Phipps and Denny Shrove were arrested after a Laramie Police officer searched Phipp's car and found methamphetamine in two different forms, court documents state.
According to the affidavit, an officer noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road in Laramie. The officer noticed that Phipps, who was in the driver’s side of the vehicle, seemed to panic when he drove by. The officer pulled up behind Phipps car and interviewed Phipps and her passenger, who was later identified as Denny Shrove. The officer noted that both of the occupants of the car were nervous and both initially gave false names.
A K-9 unit was called and the dog alerted to the driver’s side door of the car. A search was conducted on the vehicle and the officer located a syringe filled with a clear liquid substance and a small jeweler’s bag filled with a crystalline substance, according to court documents. The officer identified the substances as methamphetamine.
Phipps and Shrove were arrested and taken to the Albany County Detention Center, where they were both searched. Law enforcement found a used syringe containing liquid meth in Shrove’s pocket and a prescription Tramadol Hydrochloride pill in Phipp’s pants.
Phipps was charged with possession of liquid methamphetamine and Shrove was charged with possession of methamphetamine as a third or subsequent offense.
The two will be sentenced following a pre-sentence investigation. Shrove faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The maximum possible sentence for Phipps is seven years and a $15,000 fine.