Posted by Travis Uresk | May 30th, 2023 | Drugs |
By Travis Uresk
Altamont, Ut.-On 5/19/23, Deputy Kearney was parked on SR 87 near mile marker 26 in Altamont when he saw a vehicle traveling westbound. The vehicle had a driver-side headlight out, and the Deputy performed a routine traffic stop.
A single occupant was inside the vehicle, and the Deputy asked the male for his driver's license and insurance. The male was identified as 50-year-old Billy Everette Burch. Billy didn't have proof of insurance for his vehicle.
The Deputy ran Billy and his vehicle through the database and learned the 2000 brown Ford Explorer had no insurance.
Deputy Kearney impounded Billy's vehicle for no insurance and conducted an inventory of the vehicle. During the search, Sgt. Burlow asked the Deputy to check the driver's rear seat, where a McDonald's bag was directly behind the driver's seat.
Inside the bag were two syringes. One was empty, and one had a clear liquid consistent with methamphetamine. Billy denied the meth and syringes were his and claimed he knew nothing about them.
A search of Billy's criminal history showed he had had two previous drug possession convictions charges, one on 8/8/17 and one on 12/13/16.
Billy Burch was transported and booked into the Duchesne County Jail.