Green River Man Arrested For Cashing in Fake Gambling Tickets

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

A Green River man was apprehended earlier this week after he was caught cashing in multiple fraudulent gambling tickets.

According to the Rock Springs Police Department, officers were sent to the Flying J Travel Plaza on the morning of Feb, 13 in response to a report of a man cashing multiple fake tickets.

Through further investigation, the suspect was identified as 31-year-old Nicholas Anderson.

On Sunday, Flying J staff called police to report Anderson returned to the store, but he left before officers managed to make it onto the scene.

Anderson’s vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with two counts of possession of forged writings.

However, during the course of the traffic stop, a K-9 unit was deployed around the vehicle and alerted to something inside the car.

Officers found what was suspected to be methamphetamine and heroin inside the vehicle. In addition to Anderson, Jessica Lewis, 34, of Rock Springs was arrested for unlawful possession of less than three grams of a powder or crystalline substance.

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