Investigation leads to six arrests in drug bust

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WASHINGTON – A drug bust led to the arrest of six individuals in Washington Tuesday evening by the county drug task force.

St. George Police Capt. Kyle Whitehead said the Washington County Area Drug Task Force has been investigating suspected drug related activity in the area of 620 W Evans Ridge Circle in Washington.

On Tuesday evening, the Task Force, with the assistance of the Washington County Metro SWAT team and the Washington City Police Department, served a search warrant at that residence.

Six adults and two children were present at the time the warrant was served.  Evidence associated with the distribution of heroin and methamphetamine was discovered.

Three individuals present at the location are suspected to be involved in distributing drugs.  Three additional persons were arrested for drug possession.

Those charged were as follows:

  • A 31-year-old St. George woman has been changed with distribution of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia. Bail is set at $53,700.
  • A 36-year-old California man has been charged with distribution of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia. Bail is set at $31,850.
  • A 42-year-old man, of Duck Creek Village, Utah, is charged with distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia. Bail is set at $500,000
  • A 29-year-old St. George woman was change with possession of heroin and paraphernalia. Bail is set at $11,850.
  • A 33-year-old St. George man was charged with possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Bail is set at $11,850.
  • A 38-year-old Ivins man has charged with possession of heroin, paraphernalia, and weapon by restricted person. Bail is set at $23,700.

Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • Earl February 27, 2013 at 11:36 pm


  • Joanna February 28, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Outstanding indeed – nice job, Task Force! It’s disgraceful that those little children were subjected to all that meth poison.

    (As a side note, I do love the photo with this story. Giant weed leaf floating over a cop car – perfect) 🙂

  • Annie February 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

    If there were 2 children in the house why was no one charged with child endangerment? Those parents should never see their children again!

  • Felicia February 28, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Annie, Nothing EVER happens to people who put kids in harms way in the state of Utah. My family & I were told by DCFS that their job is to help the parents to keep their kids not take them away. My nephew was born with drugs in his system & his mother is homeless & nothing is done to her. My sister in law works in the OB & there was a baby born 2 nights ago addicted to Meth & DCFS released the baby to go home with the mother! It’s a joke, no one fights for the babies! I hope & pray something happens with this situation though!

  • hudrockson February 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Some of these same people were just arrested not too long ago on similar charges. Sometimes I just don’t understand our justice system.

  • tammy March 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    My friend lives upstairs and while I’m glad these people are locked up what I want to know is they broke in the Door at about 8:45 pm and had everyone arrested 10pm so why were they they’re until 7am? Milking the time clock a bit? or tax money say work.

    • Bigger Bob March 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      “why were they they’re”?? That’s a first Lol

  • Phllis March 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Oh my god, I as an old widow am so sick and tired of marijuana being a crime of such huge proportions. Can the Metro SWAT focus on what’s REALLY killing and destroying our community,,,Meth, heroin etc.?!

  • lilbit April 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Ok so I have had a drug prob y not help peeps that want to get clean an help all the kids that are getting high its a prob realy bad I’m only 23 I was getting high at 13 I asked the cops for help an thay locked me up do u thenk it help no it did not I found out how to get it away wit it now I have done 18 mouths in ut state pin yes it saved my life now im a CNA an being a mom so at the end of this I thank SGPD an the courts for saveing my life now plezzz save the lil kids put there. Much love an respect. Thank you

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