Laramie Traffic Stop Yields Marijuana Edibles, Man Charged
A man could face up to a decade in prison if convicted of two felony drug charges brought against him after he ran a red light in Laramie.
Spencer Boyce, 23, is charged with possession of liquid THC and possession of a controlled substance as a third or subsequent offense. He could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and $15,000 in fines if convicted on both counts.
Boyce was arrested after he was stopped while driving a white Chevy truck and running a red light at Curtis and McCue in Laramie just before 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 4.
The Albany County Sheriff's deputy who stopped him saw a white Colorado dispensary container in the center console area when he approached the Chevy, court documents say.
While talking with Boyce and his passenger, the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the truck, according to the affidavit.
The deputy asked Boyce if he had anything besides the dispensary container, and Boyce allegedly handed the deputy a glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue and what appeared to be a roach, according to the affidavit.
Court documents say the deputy searched the vehicle and found 10 bottles of THC 'Canna Punch' in various flavors as well as 100 mg of edibles.
In addition, the search allegedly turned up three canisters of marijuana which reportedly weighed 84 grams total, or just less than three ounces.
Deputies also found a digital scale with suspected marijuana shake on it, 1.5 grams of hash wax, and a tin can near the passenger seat containing a pipe with suspected marijuana residue and cigarette packaging with about half a gram of marijuana shake inside, according to the affidavit.
Court documents say a receipt found inside one of the Colorado dispensary bags showed the dispensary items were purchased at about 6 p.m. that same day. Boyce's name was allegedly on the receipt.
Boyce allegedly admitted that the drugs belonged to him, per the affidavit.
Court documents say the arresting deputy believed Boyce had at least two prior convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Boyce was absent Oct. 20 for his arraignment in Albany County District Court.
Defense attorney David Korman told Judge Jeffrey Donnell that Boyce had been arrested in Jefferson County, Idaho, after being released on a signature bond from Albany County Circuit Court.
Donnell ordered a warrant prepared for Boyce's arrest.