A Cheyenne couple is facing drug possession charges following a traffic stop in northeast Cheyenne.

According to arrest records, police stopped 30-year-old Ross Maez and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Alexis Anne McCafferty, at the intersection of Cheyenne Street and North College Drive at about 7:55 p.m. on July 3, 2024, for having an unreadable bill of sale.

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Police say Maez, who was driving, didn't have a driver's license or proof of insurance.

K-9 Sniff Leads to Fentanyl, Marijuana

While writing tickets for the offenses, officers had Officer Sweet's K-9 partner, Dutch, sniff the vehicle for drugs, and the dog alerted on the vehicle.

When police searched the vehicle, they reportedly found a suspected fentanyl tooter with burnt residue inside of it and burnt foil with suspected fentanyl residue.

A clear plastic bag with suspected marijuana was also reportedly found in McCafferty's purse.

Cheyenne Couple Arrested, Charged With Drug Possession

Maez and McCafferty were arrested and taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Maez was booked in for possession of a controlled substance - third or subsequent offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, up to a $5,000 fine, or both, no driver's license, and no proof of liability insurance.

McCafferty was booked in for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance in pill or capsule form.

Both were charged with what they were arrested for and made their initial appearances in Laramie County Circuit Court on July 5, 2024.

Maez's bond was set at $3,000 cash and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 12, 2024, at 9:45 a.m.

McCafferty's bond was set at $1,000 cash and her arraignment was scheduled for Aug. 12, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Meet the Four-Legged Heroes of the Cheyenne Police Department

They may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but make no bones about it, police dogs play a vital role in the fight against crime.

In many situations, they're the first ones to put their lives on the line to protect their human partners, proving that not all heroes wear capes, some wear fur coats.

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