Local drug trafficking organization dismantled by DCI, cooperating agencies

Multiple arrests made locally and out-of-state

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Alexis Kay Morgan and Albert Elbridge Morgan

Sweetwater County, Wyoming — After a year-long investigation the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, with the help of numerous cooperating law enforcement agencies, managed to dismantle a local drug trafficking organization.

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Since September 2018, Special Agents from DCI Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET), Task Force Officers with Green River Police Department, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Evanston Police Department, Uinta County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol, in cooperation with the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office, began an investigation into the illegal distribution, transportation, and use of methamphetamine and heroin in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

Alexis Morgan

Through the course of the investigation, DCI Agents identified Alexis “Lexi” K. Morgan and Albert E. Morgan as sources of supply for methamphetamine and heroin in Sweetwater County The Morgans are accused of bringing in multiple pound quantities of methamphetamine and heroin for redistribution in the county.

Albert Morgan

DCI Agents also identified several out-of-state sources of illicit drugs who were used to maintain the Morgans’ supply of methamphetamine and heroin. Through investigative means, DCI agents have identified these out-of-state sources located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Katelyn Shelton

During the course of the investigation, agents conducted controlled purchases of methamphetamine from the Morgans and several co-conspirators, totaling over one kilogram of methamphetamine. Lab analysis revealed a portion of the tested evidence items from the controlled purchases yielded 99% pure Methamphetamine.

DCI Agents learned Lexi Morgan and Albert Morgan both own and/or manage the A&M Pawn Shop located at 431 North Front Street in Rock Springs and were operating the drug trafficking organization through the pawn shop.

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Karen Zumpfe

On July 15, 2019, DCI agents, in cooperation with Green River Police Department and Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, culminated the investigation by serving five residential search warrants in the Rock Springs area and arresting 26 members of the organization.

DCI agents assisted Las Vegas Metro Police Department and Phoenix Department of Public Safety in service of residential search warrants, charges and arrests of four sources of supply for the Morgans. In total, DCI agents seized approximately 27 pounds of methamphetamine, 54 firearms, several ounces of heroin and several thousand dollars of U.S. currency.

Marcy Jo Rumler-Sparks

The investigation is still ongoing and all suspects are presumed innocent.

The following members were arrested and charged for the following violations of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act.

Alexis Kay Morgan, 27, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) in a Drug Free School Zone
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) to a Person Under 18
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), six counts
Carol Lopez-Smith

Albert Elbridge Morgan, 52, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), three counts

Katelyn Marie Shelton, 26, Rock Springs

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

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Christy Harlow

Karen Sue Zumpfe, 48, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), two counts
Jason Tomasini

Marcy Jo Rumler-Sparks, 42, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

Carol Ann Lopez-Smith, 51, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), three counts

Jason Leroy Tomasini, 41, Rock Springs

  • Brandy Penn

    Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), two counts

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possess with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)

Brandy Marie Penn, 25

  • Arrested in Phoenix
Alejandro Borquez

Alejandro Borquez, 28

  • Arrested in Phoenix

William Everette Shay, 50

  • Arrested in Las Vegas
  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
William Shay

Sara Kathleen Shepard Scott, 43

  • Arrested in Las Vegas
  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

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Nicole Ann Cain, 47, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Sara Scott

Lance Russell Collins, 41, Kemmerer

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Interference with a Peace Officer
  • Defrauding Drug and Alcohol Screening Tests

Kelsi D’Rae Egbert, 28 Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Nicole Cain

Tanya Hernandez-Kidd, 34, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Child Endangerment (Methamphetamine)
Lance Collins

Colin Scott McAlister, 37, Rock Springs

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), two counts
  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

Lacea Ann Harper-Nix, 27, Rapid City, South Dakota

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Kelsi Egbert

Christy Ann Harlow, 52, Gillette

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

Rusti Jean Long, 26, Rock Springs

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), two counts
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone)
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Xanax)
  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

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Tanya Hernandez-Kidd

Jamie Lee Dodd, 34, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

Jason Theodore Stroh, 36, Lyman

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine)
Colin McAlister

Brad Lee Byerly, 33, Green River

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), three counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)
Lacea Harper-Nix

Noah James Atherton, 32, Rock Springs

  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officers

Lamar Maurice Yarber, 40, Rock Springs

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Rusti Long

Anthony David Whitney, 45, Rock Springs

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) in a Drug Free School Zone, four counts
  • Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Jamie Dodd

 

Christopher Ray Robertson, 37, Rock Springs

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Jason Stroh
Anthony Whitney
Brad Byerly
Noah Atherton
Lamar Yarber
Christopher Robertson
A seized gun with three packages of meth.
Multiple packages of meth seized in the drug bust.

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