Lander man accused of selling methamphetamine and marijuana

A 55-year-old Lander man is facing five drug-related charges.

James Hammond faces three counts of delivery of methamphetamine, each punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a fine of up to $25,000. He also faces two counts of delivery of marijuana, each punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.


A confidential informant with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation began looking into claims that Hammond was selling the drugs in late 2017. Over several months, court documents show indications that Hammond sold and arranged to sell narcotics to confidential informants and other various individuals.

The investigation lasted until April 2019 when Hammond allegedly sold methamphetamine to an agent in Lander. Documents did not specify how or precisely when James was arrested.

On May 10th, Hammond waived his preliminary hearing. The matter is now transferred to District Court for further proceedings and arrangement at a later date.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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