Posted by Travis Uresk | May 3rd, 2023 | Drugs |
By Travis Uresk
This is a horrible story, and she really needs some help.
Vernal, Ut.- On 4/16/23, Officer Ross responded to an overdose detail around 12:30 am. The caller stated she returned to a friend's house Motel room, and a female was on the floor, conscious but not coherent.
The non-coherent female was identified as 45-year-old Amanda Alexis Evers.
Upon Officer Ross's arrival, he located what appeared to be a suicide note from Amanda. EMS arrived on scene and took her to the ARMC for medical care. Officer Ross investigated the scene and left to check Amanda's status at the hospital.
A nurse told Officer Ross that they had found two baggies in Amanda's bra, and in these baggies was a crystal rock substance consistent with methamphetamine.
Officer Ross stated, "Based upon previous incidents with Amanda, I knew she had been found with meth on her person, and she has stated to me that meth was her substance of choice."
Given the circumstances, Officer Ross filled out an involuntary commitment form for Amanda to be evaluated, and she was accepted into the hospital's custody and admitted for the day. The hospital was informed to inform Officers when Amanda would be released so she could be taken into custody.
Amanda left the hospital without the Officers receiving any notification.
On 4/27/23, Amanda was located by Cpl. Johnstun, and arrested for additional charges.
In this case, Amanda was charged with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Vernal, Ut.- On 4/27/23, Cpl. Johnstun was dispatched to an unconscious person at the Sage Motel at 54 West Main Street. Dispatch advised him that it was reported that a female was in a vehicle and unresponsive.
Cpl. Johnstun arrived on scene and located the female in the parking lot North of the Sage Motel. The female, identified as 45-year-old Amanda Alexis Evers, was slumped over in the driver's seat of the vehicle.
There was a glass pipe that was partially burnt on the passenger seat.
EMS staff removed Amanda from the vehicle and taken into an ambulance while Cpl. Johnstun searched the vehicle. He found two plastic bags containing a white crystal substance consistent with meth. One bag was found on the floorboard under the driver's seat, and one bag was found in a wallet with Amanda's driver's license.
Amanda was transported to the hospital by ambulance and medically cleared. Cpl. Johnstun placed her under arrest for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Amanda Evers was transported to the Uintah County Jail and booked on the charges.
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