Couple arrested during burglary call; police allege drug possession

Jackson Deluna and Tiffany McDonald courtesy of the CPD

Two people were arrested by the Casper Police Department, following an investigation into a Residential Burglary call. Officers say that suspects that they spoke with during the investigation, are believed to have been in possession of controlled substances.

According to law enforcement paperwork, 29-year-old Tiffany McDonald and 27-year-old Jackson Deluna were reportedly arrested during the morning hours of October 8th.

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Deluna was recommended for charges of Criminal Entry and Methamphetamine Possession, along with a charge of Failure to Appear.

McDonald faces recommended charges of Marijuana Possession, Methamphetamine Possession, and Criminal Trespassing.

Officers say that they responded to the 200 block of North Lincoln for the report of a Residential Burglary. The owner of a private residence told officers that that people were in the home, and were not supposed to be.

An arrest affidavit in the case says that police made contact with McDonald outside the back entrance of the home. The affidavit notes that McDonald had been trespassed from the address, during late September of 2018.

Officers also contacted Deluna, who was confirmed to have an active warrant out of Mills, for his arrest.

A subsequent search of Deluna’s person is reported to have yielded a small plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine residue.

Deluna claimed that he had permission to be on the property, however reports from the property owner, made to police, refute this.

A search of McDonald’s belongings yielded a plastic bag with suspected methamphetamine, and a bag of suspected marijuana.

Police say that the home was also searched. Officers note that in a bag, that was believed to belong to Deluna, they found another bag with suspected methamphetamine.

Deluna denied knowledge of the suspected methamphetamine.

Both McDonald and Deluna were transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.