Posted by Travis Uresk | Jan. 21st, 2023 | Drugs & Warrant |
By Travis Uresk
Maeser, Ut.- On 1/13/2023, Deputy Fairey conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at 550 N 2500 W in Maeser. Before the traffic stop, he ran the vehicle's registration information and found a warrant attached to the vehicle under the name of Leslie Dale Billings.
During the traffic stop, the passenger was identified as Leslie Dale Billings, DOB 10/6/1979. Leslie was taken into custody on the warrant and placed into Deputy Fairey’s patrol vehicle while the investigation of the traffic stop was continued.
Before transporting Leslie to the jail, Deputy Fairey asked him about any illegal items that he may be concealed on his person. Leslie denied having any illegal items in his possession.
When they arrived at the jail, Leslie was subjected to an intake search and screening. Leslie was escorted to a body scanner by a correctional officer. While walking to the scanner, a booking officer saw Leslie throw an item in a wastebasket. The deputy who had seen Leslie throw the item retrieved it from the wastebasket and provided it to Deputy Fairey.
During the inspection, the item found was a crumpled piece of foil. Burnt residue and a blue pill were seen within the foil. The blue pill is believed to be of fentanyl, which is a schedule II controlled substance.
Leslie was read his Miranda Rights and agreed to speak to Deputy Fairey about being seen throwing the item in the wastebasket. Leslie denied placing the foil in the wastebasket and stated that the item was not his.
Leslie Billings was booked into the Uintah County Jail on the warrant and the following 8th District Court charges: Felony 3 possession of a schedule I/II controlled substance (fentanyl), Misdemeanor B possession of drug paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor A obstruction of justice. The charge of possession of a schedule I/II controlled substance was enhanced to a 3rd-degree felony due to Leslie having brought the substance into a secure facility.
Leslie Billings has quite the criminal history, look below.