By Travis Uresk
Roosevelt, Ut.-On 6/11/23, Cpl. Barton saw a truck with three passengers not wearing seat belts and stopped at 100 South and 200 East. Cpl. Barton contacted the occupants and advised them about not wearing their seat belts.
Barton could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked how much marijuana was inside the truck.
At this time, Cpl. Barton had the occupants exit the truck to speak with the male driver and ask what was inside the vehicle. The driver said just marijuana, and he had a medical marijuana card and stated there was a half ounce in the truck.
While speaking with the driver, another individual was trying to hide something. When Barton approached her, she ran and dropped a marijuana pipe. Barton caught her by the shirt and pulled her to the ground.
The female was identified as 33-year-old Shanice Ethel Bonaparte.
Shanice was asked why she ran, and Bonaparte stated she had a warrant out of Idaho and was on AP&P. Her information was run through dispatch. She also had a no-bail warrant out of 8th District Court Duchesne and a warrant for $100 out of 8th District Court Duchesne. The one from Idaho is an NCIC full extradition warrant.
Shanice was placed under arrest and put in Sgt. Birds patrol vehicle, then transported to the RPD to speak with Agent Coil with AP&P.
While finishing up with the driver, identified as 32-year-old Anthony James Reuss. He stated all he knew of was the marijuana was in the truck. Anthony was also on parole with AP&P with Agent Coil so was the other unknown male passenger.
Agent Coil asked for a compliance check, and the vehicle was searched. The officers found tinfoil with heroin inside of it and psychedelic mushrooms.
Agent Coil arrived and spoke to Anthony, and he admitted to using heroin, meth, and mushrooms.
Anthony was arrested and booked into the Duchesne County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
During the interview with Shanice, she stated she would test positive for heroin, meth, marijuana, and mushrooms. Shanice also said the drugs were hers and was done talking with Cpl. Barton.
Shanice Bonaparte was transported and booked into the Duchesne County Jail for the two statewide and NCIC warrants. As well as possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.