Biggs Sentenced for LSD Possession
A Lincoln County man who came to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming was sentenced to a term of probation Monday in Albany County District Court after previously admitting to felony possession of LSD.
Rondo Jack Biggs, 20, will serve three years of supervised probation in lieu of a two- to five-year prison sentence. Judge Jeffrey Donnell ordered Biggs to complete a criminal thinking class as well as 100 hours of community service within 15 months.
Court documents say a confidential informant approached Laramie police June 8 and said they could purchase LSD from Biggs, who reportedly traveled to Colorado with 19-year-old Kristian Williams to buy LSD and marijuana on multiple occassions.
The confidential informant conducted two controlled buys from Biggs under the supervision of Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents before police obtained and executed a search warrant on Biggs’ apartment, where they located over .3 grams of LSD in a bottle in Biggs’ refrigerator.
Defense Attorney Jason Tangeman argued Monday for Biggs to be given first-offender status in order to avoid a felony conviction.
“There’s a lot of promise in this person,” said Tangeman. “He did this to himself.”
The prosecution objected, and Donnell made it clear that Biggs did not qualify for first-offender status because the guilty plea confirmed a pattern of criminal activity.
“This was a course of conduct that went on over a long period of time,” said Donnell. “You don’t get to import and distribute drugs here and expect you get to walk away without a felony conviction.”