Casper Man Involved in Police Chases Denies Meth Conspiracy
A Casper man who was arrested after fleeing police on multiple occasions appeared in Natrona County District Court Thursday on charges related to the incident.
Following the April pursuit, Mark D. Tuttle was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance - third or subsequent offense, receiving and concealing stolen property, interference with a peace officer, reckless endangering, two counts of reckless driving, two counts of eluding and one count of failing to stop for a police officer.
Tuttle ran from law enforcement over the course of two weeks in April before he was apprehended.
Law enforcement were attempting to arrest him on a warrant for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.
He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges Thursday.
According to an arrest affidavit in the case, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents began investigating a drug trafficking operation in Natrona County.
Shortly after being released from prison last June, Tuttle began driving an accomplice to Gillette to front methamphetamine to a dealer and collect money.
Tuttle also drove the accomplice to Denver to pick up methamphetamine in one-pound increments. He was compensated with methamphetamine.
Investigators also learned that Tuttle eventually began selling methamphetamine. His source would front him the drug in one-ounce increments. Tuttle was charged $600 for the methamphetamine.