(Lander, Wyo.) – A Lander woman is facing a potential prison sentence of 40 years in prison and/or $50,000 in fines for allegedly delivering methamphetamine to confidential informants twice in late 2013.
Jane Marie Market, 49, is facing two charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance after the alleged crimes. She is currently being held on a $15,000 unsecured bond. (A photo of Market The crimes detailed in the affidavit written by Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Colin Ryder allegedly occurred in November and December 2013. However, the charges weren’t filed in circuit court until Oct. 16.
According to the affidavit, the investigation began in September 2013 with a report of possible drug activity at a home on the 900 block of McDougall in Lander. The caller reported that a large number of people were stopping at the residence briefly and then leaving. A couple days later, Ryder was made aware of a local man who believed his wife was purchasing meth from Market. The man’s wife told investigators “that she purchased one-0half to one gram of methamphetamine from the defendant whenever the defendant sent her a ‘text’ message that it was available.”
About a month later an unidentified confidential informant who had played middle man between a subject in Casper and Market. “When the individual from Casper arrived in Lander, the CI would give the money to him, and he would hand the methamphetamine to the CI,” the affidavit states. “The CI would in turn give the methamphetamine to the defendant. This had occurred approximately four times since April 2013.”
A controlled buy between the CI and Market was set up in late November 2013, and it allegedly resulted in the exchange of money and meth. The sale was completed inside a bathroom at the Fremont County Library in Lander; there was an audio recording device on the CI during the exchange.
Another confidential information contacted investigators in December, saying they wanted to quit using methamphetamine and agreed to provide information on Market. This exchange reported happened at Market’s home.