Sheriff’s Office SNAAG Team, DCI Arrest Armed Drug Suspect


ROCK SPRINGS — An armed drug suspect was taken into custody after a brief standoff in Rock Springs Tuesday night.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said a county SNAAG team (Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group) and DCI special agents were executing a high-risk narcotics search warrant when they encountered Paul David May, 18, who armed himself with a 9mm handgun. May ultimately relinquished the weapon, which was determined to be stolen, and was taken into custody, charged with Aggravated Burglary and drug offenses.

Also arrested was 20-year-old Michael E. Caron, for felony-grade Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine.)

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Both men remain in custody at the Sweetwater County Detention Center pending their initial court appearance.

Lowell said no one was injured during the course of the arrests.