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State, county authorities find possible meth lab in Dubois
Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports
Officials say they discovered a potential "meth lab" Thursday while executing a search warrant in Dubois.
According to a Friday press release, the warrant was for a home in the 400 block of Mercantile Street. Officials from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation reportedly searched the property and encountered components and hazardous materials commonly used in the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine.
"Due to the toxicity of the items located, a hazardous materials team responded and processed the scene," Undersheriff Ryan Lee said in the press release. "The samples and other evidence will be submitted to the Wyoming Crime Laboratory for analysis. Depending on the results of the analysis and the ongoing investigation, charges will be brought forward to those responsible."
Trampes Rivers, 40, of Dubois, was arrested Thursday in the mountain town on a warrant for one felony count of delivery of methamphetamine. Information about the arrest was included in the press release on the meth lab. Lee said Trampes was located at a separate location and was arrested without incident.
"Rivers' warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation in the Dubois area concerning the sale of controlled substances," Lee said. "The discovery of the laboratory was the direct result of a lengthy covert investigation in the Dubois area conducted by the Sheriff's office and local DCI agents."
The hazardous materials team involved included members of the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department who are part of the Wyoming Homeland Security Regional Response Team based in Fremont County. The Dubois Fire Department and Fremont County Ambulance also assisted.
Administrative offices for the Fremont County sheriff were closed Friday for a county holiday, but Lee said Sheriff Skip Hornecker felt "compelled" to share the above information as soon as possible. Further information was unavailable.