By Ryan Lewallen, County 17
A Gillette man suspected of distributing narcotics, who fled and evaded seize final week, has been arrested, Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson confirmed Tuesday.
Kenneth Powers, 56, is charged with a number of felonies, together with possession of a managed substance with intent to ship and aggravated assault, for an incident that occurred on Sept. 2 the place he reportedly fled from Probation & Parole workers, Wasson stated on Sept. 3.
Workers, who had acquired details about a possible drug and firearm stash at Powers’ residence, confronted him round 11:12 a.m. at their workplace on Industrial Drive, Wasson stated.
Powers initially fled from the workplace in a gold 2003 Nissan Maxima, however he later deserted the car on West Warlow Drive, Wasson stated, including that the suspect fled the world on foot and officers weren’t in a position to find him on the time.
The car was situated and secured by Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies whereas Gillette Cops responded to the male’s residence, Wasson continued, for which they had been granted a search warrant.
The investigation was impeded momentarily by Powers’ roommate, a 53-year-old male, who initially refused to come back to the door when officers arrived and later refused to grant them entry, Wasson stated, including that the roommate was arrested for interference.
Within the residence, officers situated a number of ounces of marijuana packaged on the market, 50 LSD tabs, varied quantities of suspected cocaine, heroin, and a number of firearms, per Wasson.
Powers was situated and arrested on Sept. 5 round 3:40 p.m., in response to Campbell County Detention Middle data, and was arraigned earlier than Circuit Courtroom Decide Wendy Bartlett on Sept. 7.