GILLETTE (WNE) — A man and a woman were arrested on numerous drug possession charges Friday evening after police officers found meth and 121 fentanyl pills in a car. 

Police received a report of a man smoking fentanyl in a white Ford Escape that was parked at the Ramada Inn. 

When they arrived, there was no one in the car, but officers could see three fentanyl pills inside the vehicle, said Police Sgt. Steve Dillard.

As officers were looking inside the car, a 33-year-old man, Andrew Richwine, and a 28-year-old woman, Tori Shepard, came around the corner and unlocked the car before they saw the officers.

A search of the Ford Escape found 121 fentanyl pills, weighing a total of 13 grams, along with 6 grams of crystal meth, 0.1 grams of liquid meth, 3.5 grams of marijuana and one Xanax pill, Dillard said. 

Both Richwine and Shepard showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Officers learned the woman had recently used meth intravenously and the man had smoked fentanyl, Dillard said.

Richwine and Shepard were each arrested for felony possession of fentanyl and felony possession of meth, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of liquid meth, marijuana and a controlled substance in pill form and use of a controlled substance.

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