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    Undercover operation busts Riverton man for selling meth; Also accused of endangering children

    The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs worked together in late October for an undercover operation that successfully resulted in the arrest of a man who had allegedly been selling methamphetamine.

    35-year-old Robin “Robby” Noriega was ultimately arrested and charged with one count of delivery of methamphetamine, one count of endangering children, and one count of felony possession of a controlled substance.

    On October 23rd, a man identified in court documents as a “confidential informant” began exchanging text messages with Noriega about purchasing methamphetamine. A short time later, the man arrived at Noriega’s house on East Washington Avenue, wearing a recording device.

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    The man purchased $260 worth of methamphetamine from Noriega. He also noted that there were two small children inside of the house during the purchase.

    A field test confirmed the purchased substance was indeed methamphetamine. Agents returned a short time later to arrest Noriega.

    On December 21st, Robin’s preliminary hearing was waived and his case was transferred to District Court for a later arraignment.

    If convicted on all charges, Noriega faces up to 32 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $45,000.

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

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