Casper Police Charge Woman With Heroin, Meth, Pot Possession
A recovering addict who was arrested last month for a residential burglary has now been charged with possession of heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Rachel Elizabeth Barefoot, 22, was arrested Nov. 17 on a recommended burglary charge, and police have now added charges of meth, heroin and marijuana possession.
Charging papers say police responded to an apartment on Pay It Forward Drive for a report of a home burglary. The responding officer found Barefoot carrying property towards an apartment, and the apartment owner said it was Barefoot who he had caught in his apartment.
The officer handcuffed Barefoot and put her in the back seat of a patrol vehicle.
The woman with whom Barefoot had been staying -- a tenant in the same apartment building -- told police Barefoot had been staying with her for about four weeks, struggling to recover from heroin use.
A search of the apartment in which Barefoot had been staying allegedly turned up "numerous syringes with a black/brown substance within or on the needles" throughout Barefoot's bedroom. The syringes were found in purses, drawers and on her bed.
The needles tested presumptively positive for heroin.
In a bedside table, police found a piece of aluminum foil as well as several white crystalline substances. Those substances later tested presumptively positive for meth.
Several baggies of marijuana and a glass pipe were found as well, court documents say.
Barefoot had previously told a detective that there was a bag of "new needles" in her bedroom.
The woman with whom Barefoot had been staying told police during the search that her .38-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun was missing from its holster in her bedside table. The gun had been there at 4 a.m.
Detectives soon told officers at the scene that Barefoot had taken the gun and hidden it beneath the bathroom sink before officers arrived. That's where police found the gun.