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A Vehicle Called In For Swerving Into Both Lanes Of Traffic


| Roosevelt, Ut. | April 16th, 2024 |

On Thursday at 1:12 am, there was an attempt to locate (ATL) placed for a vehicle that failed to operate within a single lane. It was reported the vehicle had almost run off the road and crossed the double yellow line several times.

Officer Harrison was in the 800 East 200 North area when he observed a vehicle traveling westbound on 200 North. He pulled behind the vehicle to watch its driving pattern, and when it pulled into a gas station, Officer Harrison drove down the street.

The vehicle later entered the roadway, and the officer followed behind for three blocks, observing the driving pattern. After passing through an intersection, the vehicle traveled in the wrong lane, and at this point, a traffic stop was initiated.

The driver was identified as 42-year-old Mark Timothy Skelton by his driver's license. Mark was advised of the reason for the stop and was asked to step out of the vehicle to perform the field sobriety tests to ensure he could drive safely.

Mark failed the tests and claimed he was having problems with his “legs and stuff.”

Officer Harrison asked Mark if he had used any drugs, and he stated he had used marijuana about a week ago, and it had been some time since he had used any other types of drugs. Mark stated that he uses Kratom, which is an over-the-counter product. Mark was asked if the officers could search the vehicle to ensure nothing wasn't anything illegal, and he agreed.

Officer Arnold located a bag with several items consistent with drug use, such as tooters and baggies, on the back seat. The bag was checked further, and several baggies of blue pills were found consistent with Fentanyl. At this point, Mark was arrested. He was read his Miranda rights, and he agreed to speak with Officer Harrison.

Mark stated that he had been using meth and Fentanyl for some time and had used a pill earlier in the day. Also located were two glass pipes in the bag, one with white meth residue.

Officer Arnold also located a plastic container with several silicone containers. One of the containers had a white residue in it that was suspected to be cocaine. The second container had a brown substance consistent with heroin.

Officer Harrison also located a baggie containing a white crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine and in the same bag two small baggies of a brown substance consistent with heroin. A marijuana vape and bag with marijuana joints was also located.

Mark was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, a class A misdemeanor; possession of heroin, a class A misdemeanor; possession of Fentanyl, a class A misdemeanor; possession of cocaine, a class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia a class B misdemeanor, and failure to operate in a single lane an infraction.

Mark was cleared at the hospital, transported to the jail without incident, and later released.

All the articles that come from are from the affidavits & probable cause reports that the officers write. If you would like you can get a copy of the report from the website below. It does cost money to open every document you want to read.


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