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Three arrested, bound over for alleged involvement in meth in Riverton, reservation

Nov 4, 2015 By Eric Blom, Staff Writer

The case involved surveillance by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

State police say they recently busted three Riverton methamphetamine dealers. One, Jose Gabriel Feliberty Silvestry, is now facing four charges for the alleged sale of the drug, and the other two are facing one charge each for helping him.

Two-month observation

Over the last two months, Feliberty Silvestry sold methamphetamine to an informant on three occasions, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation special agent Kiel Holder charged in an affidavit.

On Sept. 16, Silvestry met the informant in the parking lot of Riverton's Walgreens store on North Federal Boulevard to sell him half a gram of meth for $75, Holder said. DCI agents watched in person and listened in on the deal through a wire.

The informant also bought about 7 grams of the drug from Feliberty Silvestry on Oct. 13 for $560, Holder said.

The transaction started in the parking lot of a car wash, but the informant and Feliberty Silvestry traveled together to the parking lot of the Riverton Branch Library where Feliberty Silvestry was to meet his supplier, Holder said.

They then went to the 789 Smoke Shop and Casino's parking lot on Wyoming Highway 789 to meet the supplier, but the person's car would not start, Holder said.

So Feliberty Silvestry left the informant at the casino and went to pick up the drugs. He was observed driving to a location Hold identified as being on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Feliberty Silvestry returned to the casino, gave the informant the meth and drove the informant back to the car wash, the special agent said.

October offense

Agents observed another meth transaction involving Feliberty Silvestry on Oct. 15, Holder said. They were watching the home of Jeffrey Allan King at 1103 Wood-bridge Drive in Riverton suspecting a drug deal was going to happen.

They saw King meet an individual, and both entered the house. Then another person they identified as Rex Lain left the home and rode away on a bicycle, Holder said.

Agents found Lain on the front porch of his home and talked to him. Lain told the agents him King gave him $300 from the unidentified person at his house, and Lain was to give it to Feliberty Silvestry in exchange for about 3.5 grams of meth, Holder said.

The agents kept watching and later a pickup truck pulled up to Lain's house, and Lain had a conversation with the driver, Holder said.

The DCI agents approached the truck, found Feliberty Silvestry driving it, and found about 3 grams of meth under the front passenger seat.

Prosecutors are charging Feliberty Silvestry with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and two counts of delivery of methamphetamine. He faces up to 80 years in prison.

They charged Lain and King with one count of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine each, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

All three cases were bound over to District Court at the end of October. Feliberty Silvestry has an arraignment scheduled for Nov. 12.

Hearings for the other two defendants have not been set.

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