All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Antonio Herrera, 29, of Fremont County, is facing one count felony possession of a controlled substance.
Charges are related to a report on August 8th, 2019. Herrera had his preliminary hearing on August 16th, 2019. The case is being transferred to District Court for arraignment.
Court documents describe Herrera being pulled over for allegedly not having a front license plate. It is reported a marijuana odor “emitting from the open driver side window” prompted the officer to search the vehicle. Items found during the search include: a green leafy residue, a bag containing a white crystal substance and a glass pipe containing a white powdery substance. The white crystal substance and the glass pipe containing a white powdery residue were tested on the scene and both came back “presumptive positive for methamphetamine.” The green leafy residue also tested “presumptive positive for THC.”
Herrera is being charged with:
- One count felony possession of a controlled substance – has a maximum penalty of imprisonment for not more than 7 years, a fine of not more than $15,000 or both.