Posted by Travis Uresk | Jan. 21st, 2023 | Drugs |
By Travis Uresk
Vernal, Ut.- On 1/2/23, Adult Probation and Parole Agents visited a home with one of their probationers. While doing their visit, multiple people were living at the home, including the person they were looking for, Modesta Sirene Jim, DOB 11/23/2003.
Modesta lived in one of the bedrooms with her juvenile boyfriend, whose father rents and lives in the home.
One of the AP&P agents saw a small yellow Ziploc bag with a white powdery substance lying on the floor in the hallway between the living room and kitchen. When asked about the suspected drugs, no one claimed responsibility for the bag and denied it was theirs.
An AP&P Agent asked which bedroom she was in and was told that he sometimes sleeps on the couch and in the second bedroom. The Agents began to look inside the bedroom and found drug paraphernalia and marijuana concentrate.
Officer Watt arrived to assist the AP&P Agents, and Officer Watt could smell the odor of marijuana inside the home.
All the occupants were detained in the living room while Officer Watt took the bag that had the white powdery substance to the police department to perform a State Certified Presumptive Drug test. The test came back positive for methamphetamine.
A search warrant was obtained for the home, and Officers found multiple pieces of paraphernalia, such as pipes, empty marijuana jars, marijuana, and marijuana concentrate.
Most of the marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found in Modesta and the juvenile's bedroom.
During the investigation, Modesta was advised of her Miranda Rights and agreed to speak with Officer Watt about the investigation. She admitted to having and sharing several pipes. There was a marijuana dispensary container found in the bedroom that Modesta admitted to giving to her boyfriend as a gift.
However, the marijuana was now gone, and there were two small bags with a crystal-like substance inside the empty marijuana container.
Modesta denied that those drugs were hers and that the meth found in the hallway was not hers. She said she would not use meth because she was pregnant.
Modesta's juvenile boyfriend admitted the meth was his that was found in the bedroom, but the bag in the hallway on the floor was not his.
Also, during the investigation, Modesta Jim had four outstanding warrants for her arrest. Two were for traffic violations, and two were for marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.
Modesta Sirene Jim was taken into custody and booked into the Uintah County Jail for the warrants, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The marijuana charge was enhanced to a Class A misdemeanor due to being used with a juvenile under 18 years old.