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A Uintah Basin Man Was Arrested In Heber With A Large Amount Of Narcotics


| Heber, Ut. | May 15th, 2024 |

At approximately 1:00 p.m., the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Uintah Basin Narcotics Strike Force (UBNSF), who informed them that a car had broken down and was possibly loaded with a large amount of narcotics. Wasatch County Deputies were asked to locate the vehicle and contact the occupants.

The deputies found the vehicle near mile marker 25 on US-40 along the side of the highway. Deputy Brimhall and an assisting deputy approached the vehicle and contacted a male in the passenger seat.

The male spoke with the deputies and advised them that his vehicle had broken down and that he was waiting for a ride to pick him up and his vehicle. In conversation with the male, I asked for his identification, which he provided. The individual was identified as, 47-year-old Jared R. Hurley.

While speaking with Jared, Deputy Brimhall noticed his weight appeared lower than compared to his driver's license photo. The deputy also noticed that Jared had sunken eyes, which is a sign of drug use.

Deputy Brimhall asked Jared about his criminal history, and he informed him he had been arrested previously for drugs and a felony in possession of a firearm in the past. The deputy asked Jared for consent to search his vehicle, but that request was denied.

 The UBNSF member who provided the information on this case was on the scene and is a certified K9 handler through the State of Utah. Once Jared denied the request to search, the task force member deployed his K9 for a free-air sniff. The task force member informed Deputy Brimhall that his K9 gave a positive alert to the presence of the odor of illegal narcotics.

The deputies searched the vehicle, and in the rear quarter panel near the gas cap was a black storage bag that contained marijuana. Behind the first bag was another bag with 1,675 blue M30 Fentanyl pills. The pills were packaged in 17 individual smaller bags, each containing approximately 100 pills. Due to the danger, the substance was not field tested at this time.

In the same bag where the Blue M30 pills were found were more white crystal-like substances consistent with methamphetamine. An assisting deputy found marijuana paraphernalia in the cab of the vehicle. In the trunk, a deputy located a fake camera lens that contained multiple packages of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

In total, 9 separate bags of methamphetamine were located, totaling a weight of 321.49 grams. The amount of both fentanyl and methamphetamine and the manner of packaging is consistent with the sale of the illegal narcotics.

One of the deputies also located a small burnt pipe and a substance that appeared to be crack cocaine that later field tested positive for it. The other deputy found THC-related material in the cab of the vehicle.

Jared stated he was in Salt Lake with a female, and she stayed, so he drove back, and his car broke down. Although Jared was in the passenger seat upon contact, he admitted to driving. Jared's driver's license is currently revoked for an alcohol offense and requires an ignition interlock device to be installed. No ignition interlock device was located inside the vehicle. The current charges of distribution and possession charges have been enhanced due to Jared's prior convictions.

Jared was arrested with a large amount of narcotics in his possession, and some of the narcotics found in his possession are causing overdoses and death and are a danger to society. Jared is well known to the Uintah Basin Narcotics Strike Force and is a known supplier in the Uintah Basin area. Jared has a lengthy criminal history, with most arrests involving the same offense as listed.

“Based on the affirmation of Deputy Brimhall, the arresting officer, the undersigned magistrate finds probable cause for the arrest without a warrant of Jared R Hurley. The current offense is a felony. The court finds substantial evidence to support the charge and clear and convincing evidence that Jared R Hurley would constitute a substantial danger to any other individual or the community or is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court if released on bail. Therefore, the court ordered that Jared R Hurley be held without bail."~Deputy Brimhall

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