SWEETWATER COUNTY — Three female inmates at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, all initially arrested and jailed for drug-related offenses, are currently facing additional drug charges.
Captain Brett Stokes said Lindsey Rae Graham, 26, of Jamestown, is charged with taking controlled substances (methamphetamine) into jail, a felony, and misdemeanor-level possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Alexis Kay Morgan, 23, and Kim Durlene Bowles, 43, also of Rock Springs, have both been charged with use of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Detention Officer Stephanie Cassidy was conducting a routine search of female inmates on March 19 when she found about 1.63 grams of methamphetamine in a plastic baggie in one of Graham’s socks.
All female inmates were subsequently tested for drugs, and Morgan and Bowles tested positive for methamphetamine. None of the other inmates’ tests showed positive results.
Graham was arrested by the Green River Police Department on March 16. Bowles and Morgan were taken into custody by the Rock Springs Police Department on January 23 and February 10, respectively.
Taking controlled substances into jail carries a maximum possible penalty of imprisonment for not more than three years, a $3,000 fine, or both. On March 24, Circuit Court Judge John Prokos bound Graham’s case over to District Court in Green River.
All three remain in custody at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, as the investigation continues. Sheriff Mike Lowell said the case has been assigned to detectives of the newly-created SNAAG (Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group) unit.