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Firearms And Drugs Discovered By AP&P During A Home Visit


3/26/24


3/24/24

Uintah Co. — Deputy Mieure was dispatched to assist AP&P agents on a home visit. When the deputy arrived, an agent stated during the house visit that they discovered firearms, drugs, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence.


Deputy Mieure was informed that 56-year-old Jeffery A Burgess is on probation for drug possession, possession of firearms by a restricted person, theft, and a stolen vehicle charge.



As the deputy walked inside the residence, he saw three rifles and two shotguns on the floor, covered in dirt and rust. AP&P agents also pointed out a crossbow on the couch.


There was tinfoil with burnt residue sitting on the kitchen counters and more tinfoil with residue sitting on the entertainment center. There was also a blue Fentanyl pill inside a small container on the table. AP&P agents also showed the deputy a drawer in the counter island that also contained suspected drug paraphernalia.


All of the items were later documented in their locations with Deputy Mieure’s body camera and then collected as evidence.


Jeffery was read his Miranda warning and agreed to speak to law enforcement. Jeffery admitted that he had the firearms buried in an undisclosed location, and he decided to recover them with the intent to clean them up and sell them for drugs.


Jeffery wouldn't disclose where the firearms came from or how he came into possession of them. He did admit to using Fentanyl as recently as March 23rd and claimed that it is the most addictive drug that he has ever used.


Jeffery claimed the Fentanyl pills found in the residence belonged to his house guest. Deputy Mieure spoke to the house guest, and they admitted to taking a couple of hits off of a Fentanyl pill that Jeffery provided.


AP&P looked through Jeffery’s text message conversation and discovered multiple conversations that he had regarding purchasing and selling illegal drugs.


Jeffery Burgess was arrested and transported to the Uintah County Jail, where he was booked in for five counts of possession of a firearm by a restricted (enhanced due to felony convictions and on probation), one count of possession of a dangerous weapon, one count of possession of a controlled substance (enhanced due to prior drug convictions), and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Jeffrey was also served with a warrant out of a local jurisdiction.





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