Wyoming DCI Arrests Two In Drug Sting

(Gillette, Wyo.) Last Tuesday, April 5th, agents from Wyoming DCI’s Northeast Enforcement Team along with the Gillette Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security performed a search in downtown Gillette of a residence they believed to contain a large amount of MDMA, or ecstasy. On March 30th, DCI was tipped off by border patrol and the U.S. Postal Service that a package shipped in from the Netherlands contained several pink tablets that tested positive for ecstasy. There was approximately a pound's worth of the pills. The shipment was addressed to a 17 year old Gillette resident. Law enforcement gained an anticipatory search warrant and waited for the package to be delivered. Tuesday afternoon, after the teenager signed for the delivery, officers arrested two individuals in the residence, including the teenager, who has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, and intent to delivery. Also in the home was Benjamin Choate, 21, of Colorado. During a pat-down, he was reportedly found to have a baggie of the delivered pink tablets in his pocket, according to court documents. Choate was also charged with felony possession and intent to deliver. In a personal safe believed to be the 17 year old's contained Xanax pills. Choate was also allegedly found with 7 grams of Xanax on his person. They appeared in Circuit Court on Friday, and Choate's bond was set at $10,000. Both are still in detention and could face 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine if convicted. This is joint investigation which is ongoing and more arrests and charges are expected. *Stock photo h/t DEA // Pitchengine Communities*