A Casper man was charged with possession of more than three grams of methamphetamine, possession of fewer than three ounces of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver after being honest with a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper after being stopped for speeding.
Jevon Bynum, 49, was traveling northbound on I-25 between Orin and Douglas when a WHP Trooper recorded his speed at 84 mph. The trooper followed the vehicle and noticed that the driver was not staying in the lane. The trooper also noticed that the interior dome light was on and the front passenger was rummaging around near the floor, according to the affidavit.
After the vehicle was stopped, the trooper noticed that the driver and passengers appeared nervous but stated that they were coming back from Colorado. Bynum stated that he had the dome light on in order to take his medication, according to the affidavit.
Bynum was led to the trooper’s vehicle where he was checked for weapons. The trooper then asked about the bulges in his front pants pockets, according to the affidavit.
Bynum pulled out a wallet which contained a large wad of cash and stated that he had just had his taxes done. When asked about the contents of the other pocket, Bynum replied that “it’s meth.” When asked how much, “I don’t know, a lot” was his reply, according to the affidavit.
A search of the vehicle was conducted where two white dispensary bags with suspected marijuana was located in the center console, according to the affidavit.
Possession of more than three grams of methamphetamine carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and $15,000 fine.
Possession of fewer than three ounces of marijuana carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and $10,000 fine.
Possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and $25,000 fine.
Bynum has been bound over to stand trial in the Eighth Judicial District Court.