Lander man facing up to 30 years for selling pills and marijuana

    A 29-year-old Lander man, Mario Cabanas, is facing up to 30 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $35,000 if convicted of one count of Delivery of Marijuana and one count of Delivery of Oxycodone.

    In late September 2018, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation began working on a tip that Cabanas was illegally purchasing drugs out of state and selling them in Fremont County.

    On December 6th, a search warrant was conducted at Cabanas’ residence where he was interviewed and arrested. DCI and local authorities discovered marijuana, paraphernalia, and scales. Court documents show that Cabanas had also attempted to dispose of about 2 ounces of marijuana in a bathtub before agents entered his house.


    Documents show that he admitted to authorities that he had traveled to Fort Collins, Colorado for the last “five to six months” to obtain marijuana and sell it in Fremont County. Cabanas also admitted that he had, “probably sold a couple pills.” He identified the pills as Oxycodone.

    Additionally, Cabanas admitted that he had been in possession of an AR-15 rifle, and two Walther PPK pistols. Cabanas said he had the weapons “as protection.”

    On December 17th, Mario’s preliminary hearing was waived. The matter will be transferred to District Court at a later date.

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


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