Posted by Travis Uresk | March 1st, 2023 | Drugs |
By Travis Uresk
Vernal, Ut.- On 2/16/23, Cpl Johnstun and other officers with VPD had a man by the name of Dylan Lane McCrorey, DOB 1/5/96, detained in the Walmart parking lot for an active statewide warrant.
Cpl Johnstun contacted Dylan, explained he had a warrant, and placed him under arrest.
Dylan requested to make a phone call to someone who was coming to pick him up.
The phone call was put on speaker, and Cpl Johnstun overheard the conversation. The female asked Dylan if the Police searched the vehicle, and he said no. She then said it was good that they didn't.
Officers said that Dylan had a prior drug history Cpl Johnstun searched Dylan's person and found a handgun holster in his waistband.
Dylan denied having a firearm and said he left it at his house. Dylan also had two cell phones in his pocket, which he stated belonged to him.
A K9 sniff around the vehicle was conducted, and the K9 had a positive indication. Cpl Johnstun asked Dylan if there were any illegal substances in the vehicle, and he stated there were not.
Dylan was asked for consent to search the vehicle, and he refused. Cpl Johnstun applied for and was granted a search warrant for the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle yielded 25 glass jars containing 331.8 grams of marijuana, 9 glass bongs, three boxes of glass pipes containing marijuana, a marijuana grinder, THC concentrate, two plastic containers of cocaine, a digital scale, and a custom 9mm handgun that didn't have a serial number.
The handgun was found under the driver's seat where Dylan had been sitting.
Dylan was transported to the Vernal City Police Department by Cpl Johnstun and interviewed. Before the interview, Dylan was advised of his Miranda Rights, and Dylan admitted all the items listed above belonged to him.
Dylan was confronted about a large amount of marijuana he was transporting, and he denied he was distributing the marijuana. Dylan stated he understood that it may look that way but that the marijuana was only for him.
Dylan said he had ordered the firearm on the internet, and it was shipped to him with no serial number.
Cpl Johnstun told Dylan he would be seizing his cell phones as evidence and asked him if there would be evidence of distribution on the phones. Dylan stated there probably were conversations with people asking him to sell the illegal substances, but he had not sold any.
Dylan stated he hadn't used cocaine for a long time and did not know the containers were in his vehicle. Dylan said he last used marijuana the day before.
Dylan was then transported to the Uintah County Jail and booked in.