Federal fugitive wanted for meth distribution snagged in Rock Springs


Corby Earl Albert of Bridger Valley was arrested.

ROCK SPRINGS — A fugitive wanted by the US Marshals Service was arrested in Rock Springs on Thursday last week.

The press release was received at the Pioneer after this week’s press time for the Oct. 13 issue of the Bridger Valley Pioneer. The release follows.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Corby Earl Albert, 43, of Bridger Valley, is wanted by federal authorities for alleged parole violations.

According to court documents, Albert was originally convicted and sentenced, in April 2006, in US District Court, to 262 months incarceration on an original charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Albert served nearly 10 years in federal prison before he was released on parole, in November 2015.

From May to October of 2016, Albert served an additional six months in federal custody after violating the terms of his supervised release.

In September 2017, Albert was again alleged to have violated the terms of his parole, this time after reportedly testing positive for methamphetamine and alcohol, and then disappearing from his residence in Bridger Valley and failing to report as required to his probation agent and case manager. A warrant was subsequently issued for Albert’s arrest by the Honorable Judge Alan B. Johnson of Wyoming District Court in Cheyenne.

On Thursday morning of last week, during a surveillance operation, SNAAG detectives spotted Albert, and with help from other Sheriff’s detectives and deputies, arrested him without incident.

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