Man Could Face 67 Years in Prison for Cocaine Charges
A man accused of multiple drug charges could face up to 67 years in prison and $90,000 in fines if convicted of the charges.
Jeffrey Fuechsel, pleaded not guilty in Albany County District Court today to one count of delivery of a controlled substance - cocaine, one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance -cocaine, one count of a possession of a controlled substance - cocaine and one count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance – cocaine.
Fuechsel was arrested after a special agent with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the South East Enforcement Team conducted an undercover operation to uncover a possible cocaine source in Laramie, court documents state.
The WDCI conducted an undercover operation on June 19 to purchase cocaine from an individual from Jackson, Wyoming, who was later identified as Fuechsel. An informant met with Fuechsel and returned with .33 grams of cocaine. Another meeting was set up, this time with an undercover agent present at Perkins Restaurant in Laramie.
During the meeting, which occurred on June 30, the informant, Fuechsel, and the undercover agent talked about distributing large amounts of cocaine. Fuechsel agreed to get the undercover agent large amounts of cocaine. Fuechsel said he was going to leave the meeting and go get “product” for the undercover agent, according to court documents.
While Fuechsel was away from the meeting, the informant told the agent that Fuechsel also sold MDMA, Ecstasy and LSD. Fuechsel’s residence was under surveillance during the meeting and a detective watched Fueschel enter his home and leave again shortly after. Fuechsel returned to Perkins and gave the agent a green Camel Crush cigarette box with about one gram of a white powdery substance. The agent and the informant talked to Fuechsel about possibly buying “party drugs” such as MDMA and Ecstasy. Fuechsel said he could get those as well, according to the affidavit.
The white powdery substance tested positive for cocaine. WDCI and SEET conducted a trash pull on July 17 at Fuechsel’s address in Laramie and discovered a number of items with marijuana residue, as well as items with white powder residue and a baggie with a suspected Ecstasy “pac-man” tablet, among other items.
On July 19, SEET executed a search warrant on Fuechsel’s address, where they found six, one-gram packages and two, half gram packages of cocaine, all of which were individually packages and in a black case. The case was located on Fuechsel’s person, court documents state. The cocaine was field tested and came back positive for cocaine.
Fuechsel’s trial is set for April 10 and 11. He is currently out on bond.