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Newcastle man appeals guilty verdict on possession charge

A Newcastle man has appealed his sentence on a felony charge of possession after illegal substances were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Crook County.

On the morning of January 3, 2022, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper noticed a vehicle traveling over the posted speed limit on Highway 16. The trooper reports activating his lights to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle slowed, but did not immediately pull over.

After around half a mile, the vehicle pulled over; the trooper recognized it from previous contact. The trooper identified the driver as David Garrison.

Through his kno...