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A Man Brings Alcohol, Drugs, And Drug Paraphernalia In His Vehicle For AP&P Office Visit


| Ballard, Ut. | June 19th, 2024 |

Deputy Helms with the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the AP&P Office in Ballard to assist agents. When the deputy arrived, Agent Draper was searching a vehicle.

Agent Draper stated that 60-year-old Bruce Ivan Gagon came to the office for a check-in visit, and he is on parole. According to agent Draper, Bruce told him while producing a urinalysis, he would be dirty for marijuana, meth, and alcohol.

Bruce stated he had liquor in the center console of the vehicle. Deputy Helms saw the partially consumed bottle of Vodka on the roof of the car.

Agent Draper searched a black and red backpack in the back of the car that belonged to Bruce. In the backpack, Agent Draper located a blue in color glass smoking bong, a glass smoking pipe with burnt residue, and an over-the-counter pill bottle with two small baggies containing a crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine.

In the pill bottle was also a red straw. Prior to speaking with Bruce, he was advised of his rights, as per Miranda. Bruce stated he understood and agreed to speak with the deputy. He asked Bruce about the blue in color bong. Bruce said he smoked methamphetamine out of it.

Deputy Helms asked Bruce about the alcohol, and he admitted to drinking alcohol earlier this morning. While Agent Draper was speaking with Bruce, he told him he was not supposed to be drinking alcohol or possessing it.

Bruce was placed under arrest and transported to the Uintah County Jail, where he was booked for possession of methamphetamine, which was enhanced to a felony based on priors, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of alcohol by a restricted person and 72 72-hour AP&P hold.

Bruce Ivan Gagon may post bail in the amount of $2,500.00.

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