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Cheyenne Man Facing Drug and Resisting Arrest Charges

Laramie County Sheriff's Office
Laramie County Sheriff’s Office

A 35-year-old Cheyenne man could face up to nine years in prison after allegedly running from a traffic stop with meth in his pocket.

According to an affidavit, police made contact with Xavier E. Garcia in the 900 block of W. 17th Street around 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

When an officer smelled marijuana coming from Garcia’s truck and questioned him about how much marijuana was in the truck, Garcia reportedly got very defensive and finally stated that all that was in the truck was a small burnt marijuana cigarette.

While he was being placed in handcuffs, Garcia reportedly broke free from the officer’s grip and took off running. He was tackled to the ground a short time later.

Police say Garcia had 5.1 grams of meth on him. A total of 0.6 ounces of marijuana was also found in several different containers in Garcia’s truck.

Garcia was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and interference with a peace officer-resist.

Garcia is currently being held in the Laramie County jail on a $5,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.

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