Wyoming news briefs for May 11
Man sentenced to 10 years in heroin, fentanyl case
GILLETTE — A man who worked with two others to bring heroin and fentanyl to sell in Gillette will spend up to 10 years in prison.
Stephen Dale Fogleman, 33, was sentenced to six to 10 years each on two counts of conspiring to possess with intent to deliver the two drugs. District Judge John R. Perry ordered that the sentences be served concurrently.
Fogleman and Travis Joseph Bougie, 43, were pulled over Sept. 22 in a newer Ford pickup that didn’t have a front license plate and was speeding 73 mph in a 70 mph zone just south of Gillette on Highway 59.
A drug dog indicated drugs were in the pickup and a search of the cab turned up a number of meth pipes, syringes and paraphernalia, including two digital scales, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Elsewhere in the vehicle, investigators found about 7 ounces of meth, 88.5 blue fentanyl pills stamped like oxycodone 30mg pills and about 13 grams of black tar heroin.
Investigators also found evidence indicating that they had flown from Denver to Phoenix on Sept. 17, including a plane ticket belonging to Cameron Means, 32, who was later charged in the case.
Based on evidence taken from their cellphones, investigators with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation were able to corroborate three trips to the Phoenix area that Bougie and Means took together, according to the affidavit.
CWC approved for two more bachelor’s degrees
RIVERTON — Central Wyoming College will offer two additional four-year degrees beginning this fall: one in early childhood education, and another in outdoor leadership.
Administrators say enrollment in the early childhood degree, which was created at the request of local educators, already has exceeded expectations.
“I believe we wanted 10 students in year one,” Kathy Wells, CWC’s vice president for academic affairs, told the CWC board of trustees this month.
“However,” she added, “students have only been able to register for this degree for two weeks, (and) I believe we already have nine students enrolled – and we haven’t even started marketing anything yet. … so we’re absolutely going to overshoot that target.”
Graduates of the early childhood program – the only one offered in the state, according to Wells – will be eligible for work in the K-3 system nationwide as well as in Wyoming and Fremont County, where Wells said local educators have “stated repeatedly the overwhelming need they have for individuals who are educated in this particular area.”
“There are two positions open right now in Fremont County (that) require this very degree, or experience in this area,” Wells told the board. “That just reinforces the demand that this particular degree will have.”
Graduates who later decide to pursue teaching positions at higher grade levels can complete additional credits to become certified in those areas, Wells added.