Wanted Cheyenne Man Facing Slew of Charges Following Arrest
A wanted Cheyenne man is facing a slew of charges after a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper reportedly caught him driving high.
According to a booking sheet, 51-year-old Jesse Martinez was pulled over in the parking lot at the Maverik at 1706 S. Greeley Hwy. around 7:18 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, after a trooper spotted him driving northbound on U.S. 85 without registration or a left side mirror.
When the trooper made contact with Martinez, he smelled burnt marijuana and asked Martinez how much marijuana he had in the vehicle.
Martinez reportedly told the trooper that he had just smoked before leaving the house.
When the trooper ran Martinez's name, he discovered that Martinez had a Wyoming warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of no insurance.
The trooper then ran Martinez through standardized field sobriety tests, which Martinez agreed to, and observed several signs of impairment.
The trooper also found a baggie of suspected methamphetamine in Martinez's vehicle.
Martinez was arrested for the warrant and subsequently charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, no registration, no insurance, and driving while suspended.
Martinez made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon, during which he was appointed a public defender.
His bond was set at $3,000 cash and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for next Thursday, Aug. 3. at 3:30 p.m.