By Travis Uresk
Roosevelt, Ut. (1/11/24) Officer Arnold received a call from dispatch to respond to the UBMC ER to assist hospital security with an individual that had come in on the ambulance, and they had found meth on her person.
The officer arrived at the hospital and spoke with the security officer, who informed Officer Arnold that a patient had come in by ambulance and was being very combative with the ER staff and the officer. The hospital officer said that when the medical staff cut her bra off, a bag of suspected meth fell out.
The officers gathered information on the female and found her name was 23-year-old Lindyea Ezelda Reed. Officer Arnold gathered the baggie of meth and placed it in an evidence bag.
Dispatch ran a criminal check on Lindyea, and she had 8 warrants, including several no-bail warrants out of 8th District Court Duchesne, and two prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance, enhancing her possession to a 3rd-degree felony.
Officer Arnold let the security officer know about her warrants, and he informed the ER staff that she would be arrested if need be.
Officer Arnold returned to the Police Station to book the suspected baggie of meth as evidence and weighed the baggie; it was 0.8 grams.
Since Lindyea was receiving medical care, she wasn't immediately taken into custody. She was later located and booked in on the warrants.
While Lindyea was in the Duchesne County Jail, Officer Arnold contacted them and had her booked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance as well as Possession of Paraphernalia.