Riverton woman arrested for felony meth possession
33-year-old Nikki Perry of Riverton is being charged with one count of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. The penalty is punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
On Thursday, March 28th at 4:20 p.m. the Riverton Police Department were dispatched to North 16th Street East for a report of a female who was, “passed out behind the wheel of a car.”
RPD officers made contact with the woman who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. RPD noted in court documents seeing a, “shard of mirror” laying in her lap, which she tried to conceal under her leg.
A records request on Perry revealed that she had two active Fremont County warrants. When officers notified her she would be under arrest for the warrants, she initially refused to exit the vehicle.
An officer eventually guided her out of the car, and as she sat up, it was revealed she had been sitting on several items. The items included a zip top coin purse, a cut off red straw and some small zip-top baggies. As officers examined her car further, they noticed a crystalline-like substance, which officers believed appeared like methamphetamine.
It was later revealed the purse contained several more baggies with a substance, believed to be methamphetamine, inside.
A “Nartec Meth test kit” revealed the substance tested positive as methamphetamine.
Perry waived her preliminary hearing on April 3rd. The matter is transferred to District Court for arraignment at a later date.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.