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(Fremont County, WY) – 43-year-old Fremont County man Thomas J. Toth faces 3 enhanced penalty felony charges for possession of Fentanyl with intent to deliver (2nd or subsequent offense), delivery of Fentanyl (2nd or subsequent), and possession of methamphetamine (3rd or subsequent offense).
He also faces 2 misdemeanors for use of a controlled substance and interference with a peace officer.
The enhanced penalty Fentanyl possession/delivery felony charges (the original offenses were from November of 2001), hold a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment and a $50,000 fine for each count.
The enhanced penalty methamphetamine felony charge, (the original offenses were from April 23rd, 2021, July 15th, 2020, and July 22nd, 2019), holds a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.
The controlled substance misdemeanor holds a maximum penalty of 6 months imprisonment and a $750 fine.
The interference with a peace officer misdemeanor charge holds a maximum penalty of 1 year imprisonment and a $1,000 fine.
Toth’s arraignment hearing has been set for July 6th.
According to a court affidavit, on Wednesday, June 9th, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Lander residence where it was discovered that 3 individuals had overdosed on suspected Fentanyl. All 3 were reportedly transported to the hospital and later released when medically cleared.
Responding Officers then made contact with Toth and his girlfriend at the scene, who both alleged Thomas’ last name was “Post.”
Toth’s girlfriend reportedly told officers that she and “Post” (Toth), had been in a vehicle with “three individuals that overdosed,” alleging they had used Fentanyl, and that she and “Post” (Toth) had used methamphetamine.
Toth and his girlfriend were then both transported to the hospital, and also later released when medically cleared.
On Thursday, June 10th, Lander Police were dispatched to a different Lander residence where contact was made with one of the individuals from the first call who had overdosed.
Officers reportedly found him unconscious with suspected Fentanyl and associated paraphernalia located underneath him. He was then transported to the hospital for a second time.
The same day, a Division of Criminal Investigation Agent learned from a confidential informant that the above-mentioned individual had allegedly purchased Fentanyl pills from Toth at an area establishment on June 9th.
The informant believed Toth had approximately 100 Fentanyl pills as well as 14 grams of methamphetamine.
Based off more informant intel, the vehicle Toth and his girlfriend were driving was positively identified, and later surveilled by Agents leaving an area hotel to a nearby establishment.
Agents then observed Toth drop his girlfriend off at the establishment. While she was inside, they conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle, where Toth allegedly stated that he “sold 9 of the Fentanyl pills on Wednesday, June 9th,” to the mentioned individual.
Agents also reportedly discovered approximately 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine on Toth’s person. Contact was then made with his girlfriend, and she informed Agents she had suspected methamphetamine on her person, which Agents then located and removed.
At his June 16th, preliminary hearing, sufficient probable cause was found to move Toth’s case to District Court, with an arraignment hearing set for July 6th.
County 10 will provide more updates on the case as they become available, which can be found here.