Woman Arrested for Mushrooms Will Go To District Court
19-year-old Heidi L. Turpen's case will head to District Court in Albany County. This, after she waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Circuit Court, Tuesday morning.
Turpen was arrested at the end of March, along with 19-year-old Nathan A. Robertson of New Mexico,on Northbound US Highway 287 near milepost 416 in Albany County.
According to court paperwork, Wyoming Highway Patrol officials pulled the pair over for speeding and failure to maintain a lane of travel. Upon search of the vehicle, investigators discovered narcotics and paraphernalia in the car that Turpen and Robertson were traveling in, including 15 ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Turpen appeared in court on Tuesday morning, wearing a heavy orange coat over a black and gray jail jumpsuit. Aside from the waiver of her preliminary hearing, Judge Robert Castor heard a plea for a reduction of bond in Turpen's case.
Turpen, who was being held on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance
with intent to deliver and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. Originally she was being held on a $11,000 cash bond for both charges. During Tuesday's hearing, Judge Castor amended the bond to a $10,000 signature bond for the felony and a $5,000 signature bond for the misdemeanor, with Turpen's parents saying, in court, that the would be the signators on both bonds.
Robertson, who was arrested with Turpen on the same charges, was released last week on an $11,000 cash bond. He is currently scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the end of the month.