Cody Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 13, 2021
A Cody woman is sentenced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming for charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine in Park County.
On Tuesday, Oct. 12, 37-year-old Cody resident Natosha Martin was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming. Martin was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine due to an incident earlier this year.
According to the Powell Tribune, Martin was arrested for the distribution charge earlier this year. On March 23, she was traveling in a Cadillac with Philip Dobbins and 12.5 ounces – roughly $40,000 worth – of methamphetamine.
It is believed Martin and Dobbins purchased the meth in Denver to be sold in Park County – but they never got the opportunity to make a sale.
An initial search of the vehicle by Cody Police during a traffic stop turned up marijuana from a Denver area dispensary. Further searching revealed syringes and a meth pipe, leading to Dobbins’s arrest at the scene.
A more thorough search of the vehicle at the Park County Law Enforcement Center led to the discovery of a gallon-sized Ziploc containing the methamphetamine.
Martin was initially released during the traffic stop but later brought in for questioning. After initially denying any knowledge of the meth in the Cadillac, she admitted to knowing about the illegal drugs and even using some at one point.
Martin faced a count of possessing meth with intent to deliver and two counts of possessing a controlled substance for a third or subsequent time (meth and marijuana.)
For her charge of conspiracy to distribute, Natosha Martin received 37 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Martin was also ordered to pay a few fines: a $100.00 special assessment and $300.00 as community restitution.
Philip Dobbins has yet to be sentenced for the March incident. However, his sentence will likely be much harsher as he has multiple felony convictions related to illegal drugs.