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A Female Tries Hiding From The Police During A Traffic Stop In The Back On The Floorboard

Meth and Meth Pipe

5/14/24


| Vernal, Ut. | May 10th, 2024 |


While on a traffic stop at 910 West US-40, a Vernal City Police officer was conducting a vehicle search on a 2018 Ford F-150, where the officer found two small baggies with brown and white crystal substance. It was determined the substance was methamphetamine.


The driver of the vehicle, Jerome Brooks, was already secured into Officer Nielsen's patrol vehicle due to a glass vile he dropped containing methamphetamine.


During the vehicle search, a female was located in the back passenger floor, concealing herself so as not to be found by police. The female, identified by her Utah driver's license, was 39-year-old Megan Murray.


Megan was placed in handcuffs and secured in the back of Officer Maughan’s vehicle. Megan stated that when she saw the officer behind them, she proceeded to get into the backseat and conceal herself so she would not be seen. Megan stated she did this because she knew she had active warrants for her arrest.


Officer Nielsen determined that Megan had committed Obstruction of Justice because, knowing she had active arrest warrants, she concealed herself from law enforcement so she would not be found.


Officer Nielsen continued the vehicle search, where a glass pipe was found concealed in a pair of folded socks inside the passenger door. The clear glass pipe had burnt methamphetamine residue inside of it.


In the backseat, inside a bag in a white rectangle container that was labeled "Smokey Cannabis THC." Inside the container were small green leafy pieces of marijuana.


At this time, Officer Nielsen determined, with the two small baggies that contained a crystal-like material consistent with methamphetamine, that Megan had committed Possession of Methamphetamine. Officer Nielsen determined with the glass pipe with the white burnt residue, Megan had committed Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This was determined due to the vehicle being Megan's registered vehicle.


Megan was transported to the Uintah County Jail, where she was booked into Jail for Obstruction of Justice, a class A misdemeanor. Possession of Methamphetamine, a schedule II drug, a class A misdemeanor. Possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.


Megan Murray was released with conditions.


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