matthew morris

CHEYENNE – A man was arrested by Cheyenne police during a traffic stop for allegedly dealing methamphetamine Sept. 10.

Charges were filed against Matthew O’Neil Morris, 36, in U.S. District Court last week for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The charge carries up to 40 years in prison, $5 million fine and lifetime supervised release.

According to court documents:

On Sept. 10, officers conducted a traffic stop on a dark blue Cadillac on East Lincolnway in connection to a stalking case. After the traffic stop, it was discovered the person driving the car wasn’t the person involved in the stalking case and was Morris.

However, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana and the driver, Morris, handed over a suspected marijuana blunt to police.

Police then asked Morris to step out of the car, and upon searching the vehicle, police found a glass pipe and suspected bag of methamphetamine.

Morris was then taken to the Laramie County jail, where he informed Laramie County Sheriff’s Deputies that he had a bag of methamphetamine hidden in his underwear.

Police weighed the bag and, including packaging material, it weighed 97 grams. Police then tested the contents of the bag and confirmed it was methamphetamine.

Morris also made jail calls to an unknown female where he said “someone did something in that car. I was in it for like, 10 minutes, and I got swarmed and I knew I had this s- – stuffed in my pants.”

Police got a warrant to search Morris’ iPhone and found several text messages and pictures consistent with delivering methamphetamine. Officers also knew from their training and experience that 97 grams of methamphetamine was consistent with distribution amounts.

Isabella Alves is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter @IsabellaAlves96.

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