A 22-year-old Cheyenne man is facing a felony charge after Laramie County Sheriff's deputies reportedly found fentanyl in his belly button while booking him into jail.

Traffic Stop Leads to Wanted Cheyenne Man's Arrest, Felony Charge

According to arrest records, it all started on Saturday, April 6, after police stopped a vehicle matching the description of a felony vehicle theft suspect at 108 W. 8th Street.

Police say the passenger was identified as Nash Michael Samay-Houle, the suspect identified in a possible vehicle theft.

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When police ran Samay-Houle's name, they discovered he had a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear on original charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Laramie County Circuit Court Judge Antoinette Williams signed the warrant on March 20, 2024.

Samay-Houle was arrested on the warrant and taken to the Laramie County Detention Center for booking.

Police say during a strip search, deputies found fentanyl in Samay-Houle's belly button.

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Samay-Houle was booked on his warrant and a single count of taking controlled substances or liquor into jails, penal institutions, or mental hospitals, a felony punishable by up to three years in prison, up to a $3,000 fine, or both.

On Monday morning, Samay-Houle was seen in Circuit Court on the felony charge and a failure to comply warrant signed by Williams for violating his bond conditions on original charges of DUI-incapable, driving under suspension, open container, and failure to maintain a single lane.

His total bond was set at $30,000 cash and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 17 at 1:30 p.m.

He's scheduled to appear in drug court this afternoon, April 10, on his failure to appear warrant.

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