RUPERT — A Rupert man and an Oregon woman face charges for trafficking in methamphetamine and marijuana after police say the pair tried to sell the drugs to undercover police officers.
Adam Joseph Gwinn, 36, of Rupert is charged with two counts of felony drug trafficking, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Kyla Castagnaro, 20, of Bend, Oregon, is charged with two felony counts of trafficking and two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance.
The Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force performed the undercover sting May 9, and filed charges against Castagnaro the next day. A case was filed against Gwinn on Oct. 20.
He is set to be arraigned Thursday in Minidoka County Magistrate Court.
A jury trial for Castagnaro is set for Jan. 10 in Minidoka County District Court.
Gwinn and Castagnaro met an undercover officer at a Heyburn motel where, police say, they sold the officer seven pounds of marijuana and 30 grams of methamphetamine.
Castagnaro had talked with the undercover officer on the phone and arranged the meeting, police said.
Gwinn also told the officer he could get black tar heroin and offered the officer 67 grams of “shatter” which is a concentrated form of THC found in marijuana.
The officer said Gwinn took a “large crystal” from the baggie of meth that was sold to the officer and kept it for “the ride home.”
The officer reported finding additional marijuana and methamphetamine in the car.