21-year-old Fremont County resident facing methamphetamine charge

by | Oct 25, 2019 11:23AM

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Caleb Hurtado, 21, of Fremont County, is facing one count felony possession of methamphetamine. Hurtado waived his preliminary hearing on September 4th, 2019. The case is being transferred to District Court for arraignment. 

Court documents state on Agust 23rd, 2019 the Riverton Police Department was dispatched to a residence where Hurtado was allegedly attempting to break-in. Hurtado reportedly left the residence prior to RPD’s arrival and was found on foot.

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RPD reported patting down Hurtado and report finding a “large lump” in the “outer portion of his right pants pocket.” When the officer asked Hurtado what it was, he allegedly said it was “dope.” A large crystallized type rock was removed from the pocket that appeared to have the consistency of methamphetamine according to the officer. 

After Hurtado was placed in a holding cell at the Riverton Police Department, the crystallized type rock was tested and came back presumptive positive for methamphetamine and weighed over 3 grams. 

This charge has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for no more than 7 years, a fine of no more than $15,000 or both.

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