A man who’s wanted by U.S. Marshals was arrested in Grand Teton National Park on Wednesday evening after a routine traffic stop.
The man’s girlfriend, who was also eluding a criminal arrest warrant, was also taken into custody by Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Corby Albert, 45, was arrested on a federal warrant for probation revocation and an active Sweetwater County warrant. Albert was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and a seatbelt violation.
Jodi Teague, 45, was arrested on a Sublette County warrant and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substances in pill form and open container in a moving vehicle.
Trooper Landon Call stopped the car Wednesday around 4 p.m. on Highway 89 near Gros Ventre junction because its registration was expired by two days, he said. Albert was driving a friend of a friend’s car. Teague was riding in the passenger seat. Two other people were in the back, but they didn’t face any charges.
The four were just passing through, they told troopers.
“They indicated that they were gambling in Riverton and they were on the way back to the Alpine area,” Call said.
Albert was on release from federal prison but recently violated his probation by consuming methamphetamine, according to court documents.
Troopers seized more than 4 grams of methamphetamine, as well as digital scales and plastic bags, during the traffic stop, Call said, but it’s unknown if their intent was to sell or consume.
Albert, who’s currently living in Rock Springs but grew up in Afton, has a long history of drug charges. According to federal court records, Albert was convicted in 2006 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced to serve nearly 22 years in federal prison.
Albert served almost a decade before being released on parole in 2015. He violated those terms and served another six months in federal custody, records state.
He violated his terms of release again in 2017 for using meth and alcohol and skipping out on his probation officer, records indicate. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was found in October 2017 near Rock Springs and arrested.
This time Albert is wanted for the same probation violation, using methamphetamine and drinking alcohol, which violates his terms.
Last time he was released, Albert was ordered to stay home unless it was for work, religious or legal reasons. He remains in the Teton County Jail and will likely be extradited on the federal warrant or the active Sweetwater County warrant.
Teague, from Idaho Falls, is wanted in Sublette County for probation revocation on an original charge of interference with a peace officer.
She also remains in the Teton County Jail, but since she faces a new felony charge in Teton County she will likely have to face those charges here before extradition.
“It’s a fair amount of dangerous drugs,” Trooper Call said. “We were happy to get that off our streets.”