Drug Arrests Made Last Week in Cody | Big Horn Basin Media

Drug Arrests Made in Cody

Written by on October 9, 2017

Two men were arrested Thursday on unrelated, but serious, drug charges.
Wayne Wright has been charged with five different offenses stemming from an incident in the early morning hours on Thursday, October 5th. Wright was initially stopped by Cody Police Officer Blake Stinson for flashing strobe lights on his vehicle, in violation of state regulations. Stinson noted odd behavior by Wright during the stop, and was aware that Wright had an extensive record with drug related offenses. A K-9 unit from Powell was requested, and the drug dog alerted on the presence of drugs in the vehicle. A search of Wright’s truck resulted in the discovery of methamphetamines and marijuana residue, along with paraphernalia and other objects related to the distribution of drugs.
Additionally, Wright’s current bond conditions from a previous drug offense requires him to give a urine sample, which Wright refused to provide at the time. After his arrest, Wright did test positive for the use of marijuana and methamphetamines.
Wright was ordered held on a $20,000 cash-only bond, and is set to appear before Circuit Court Judge Bruce Waters on Thursday, October 12th.
In an unrelated matter, Matthew Morrow was also arrested Thursday for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, after a Cody Police officer observed suspicious behavior by the subject at the Whitlock Motors lot around 8 p.m. In a sworn statement, Officer Patrick Geraghty says the suspect was arrested after stashing a backpack filled with a large quantity of marijuana near a trailer on the car lot. Geraghty reported that there was over 20 ounces of marijuana in the backpack.
Morrow’s bond was set at $10,000 cash only by Judge Waters, with a preliminary hearing set for October 12th.

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