(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The case against Hudson man Timothy Pitt regarding an alleged methamphetamine distribution ring in Fremont County have been transferred to the U.S. District Court of Wyoming.
Originally, Pitt was charged in Wyoming’s Ninth District Court with one charge of Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine. Now in federal court, Pitt faces a charge of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and one charge of Use of a Person under Age Eighteen to Conspire to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. Combined, Pitt faces 10 years to life in prison and/or a total of $30,000 in fines. The local charge has been dismissed.
He is charged along with Maria de la Luz Vargas of Green River.
The 12-page affidavit filed in the case was written by Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Paul A. Swenson. Both charges stem from events ranging between January and May 2013. Pitt was arrested along with other local codefendants in late May.
The affidavit details controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Pitt using a confidential informant, as well as intercepted phone calls.
“On May 22, 2013, Pitt was arrested outside the Buggy Bath car wash in Riverton,” states the affidavit. “At the time of his arrest, Pitt had $7,082 United States currency in his pocket.”
After his arrest, search of Pitt’s residence in Hudson pursuant to a search warrant, revealed a High Point .45 caliber Model JHP pistol, a Duramatic .22 High Standard pistol, baggies with suspected methamphetamine, a scale cover with suspected methamphetamine residue, and a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe.
It is alleged between January and May, Pitt and de la Luz Vargas conspired to move more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.