Quantity of cocaine valued at $1,600 found next to the Unicourt on CWC campus

(Riverton, Wyo.) – New Central Wyoming College Security Chief Chuck Carr was given an interesting case on Tuesday when maintenance workers at the college found a small baggie with a white substance in it next to the Unicourt between the Robert A Peck Arts Center and the campus housing area on the west side of campus.

The baggie was turned over to Carr, who subsequently called the RPD to have the substance tested. It was 10.5 grams of cocaine. Anything over three grams is felony possession.

Captain Eric Murphy said the street value of cocaine, according to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, is $150 per gram. That makes the find worth about  $1,600. The bag was placed in in the RPD’s evidence locker. The owner of the lost cocaine is welcome to claim it at the police station.

CWC’s Public Information Director Carolyn Aanestad said the Unicourt is a relatively new feature on the campus, installed several years ago as a combination basketball and tennis court. She also noted that the court is used by others in the community, or people visiting the community, who are not necessarily attending the college.