Riverton man faces enhanced penalty charges for methamphetamine possession

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

    (Riverton, WY) – Leonardo Hernandez, 37, faces an enhanced penalty felony charge for possession of methamphetamine.

    The enhanced penalty is due to 3 previous convictions in neighboring counties for possession of controlled substances in 2014, 2016, and 2020.


    If convicted of this felony offense, Hernandez faces up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

    On February 25th, 2021, RPD was dispatched for reports of a man with a controlled substance at a transitional living facility.

    Hernandez reportedly left the location and had “returned with methamphetamine” in a small zip lock bag. According to the responding officer, Hernandez admitted the substance was meth. The weighed 2.2 grams of suspected meth was also tested and came back “presumptive positive.”

    Hernandez waived his preliminary hearing, and the case will now move on to District Court, with an arraignment date of April 29, 2021.


    County 10 will share updates as this case as it progresses.


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