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Sergeant Watkins Stops A Vehicle For A Equipment Violation, Finds Heroin And 25 Grams Of Meth

Posted by Travis Uresk | Dec. 26th, 2022 | Drugs |

By Travis Uresk


This is information on drug dealers in the Uintah Basin, be aware of these two.

Vernal, Ut.- .On December 5, 2020, Sergeant Bevan Watkins conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation. The driver, 47-year-old Robert Kelton Berry, was advised of the reason for conducting this traffic stop.

Sergeant Watkins requested Vernal Dispatch to check Mr. Berry's driver's license for status, along with a warrant check. He then deployed Uintah County K9, Duga, around this vehicle to sniff narcotics. K9 Duga is certified by the State of Utah to locate only three illegal drugs, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. Duga showed an Alert on the outside of this vehicle and then gave a final indication.

Sergeant Watkins asked Robert to get out of the vehicle. The Police know Mr. Berry was on probation with Adult Probation and Parole.

Mr. Berry appeared very nervous and had a cell phone case and wallet in his hand while standing at the back of the vehicle. Because Mr. Berry was on parole and acting very nervous, which was a safety concern, Sergeant Watkins searched his person for weapons. Mr. Berry took his cell phone out of his case and tossed it in the back of the truck, where there was a large assortment of items, and it would have been easy to hide this case.

Sergeant Watkins secured Mr. Berry with handcuffs and retrieved the phone case. Inside his case, he found a baggy with bulldogs; this baggy is consistent with baggies that are used for the illegal packaging of narcotics.

Also in this phone case was a small piece of brown plastic, and inside was a very small amount of suspected heroin. Mr. Berry was read his Miranda rights which he said he understood and would speak with Sergeant Watkins.

Mr. Berry admitted the small piece of plastic was to contain some heroin, but he was sold some fake heroin. The baggie with bulldogs on it had what appeared to be minimal methamphetamine residue.

A search of Berry’s coat revealed a glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue and another baggie containing suspected meth residue. A pawn slip in the coat was located with these items, and it had Robert Berry's name on the Pawn slip.

The passenger inside this vehicle was identified as 39-year-old Jacob Benjamin Clark, who is on supervised probation with Adult Probation and Parole. During the Sergeant’s investigation, a person called into dispatch and reported a metal case had been found on the side of the road in the bike lane, near the curb, and was broke open, exposing some drug paraphernalia. This metal case was found just down the road from where this traffic stop occurred.

Assisting officers retrieved the broken box with several drug paraphernalia items, a scale, and a small black steal case that was still secured with a lock and needed a barrel-type key to open it.

The barrel key was found in the console right in front of where Mr. Clark was seated. The barrel key on this key chain opened the small metal container. Inside was approximately 25 grams of suspected methamphetamine, several baggies with bulldogs on them, two additional separate packages of suspected eight balls of meth, and numerous pills that had not yet been identified.

The location where this box was located would have had to have been tossed out of the passenger side of the vehicle just before the traffic stop.

Deputy Leishman issued Jacob Clark his Miranda rights at the jail and was going to speak with him about an unrelated incident. Mr. Clark requested an attorney. Sergeant Watkins did not talk with Jacob Clark about this incident because he asked for an attorney.

At the jail, another baggie with a bulldog on it was located in Mr. Berry's pants pocket. This baggie with suspected methamphetamine inside matched the ones found inside the black, locked case, where the key was found in front of where Jacob Clark was sitting.

Also, inside the truck was a brown coat Mr. Berry said belonged to Mr. Clark. Inside this coat were six baggies, five containing meth, some with only meth residue, and one with suspected heroin. All baggies had bulldogs on them.

While under Miranda, Mr. Berry admitted the baggie found inside his pocket that contained methamphetamine. He traded a cell phone to Jacob Clark in exchange for this baggie, with bulldogs on it, containing methamphetamine. This transaction took place today, according to Mr. Berry.

It was clear that Jacob Clark possessed approximately 25 grams of suspected meth with intent to distribute. Both Jacob Clark and Robert Berry had prior convictions for possessing illegal narcotics. All possession charges were enhanced by one degree.

Also, Mr. Clark had over six hundred dollars cash on him. With the new rule on the probable cause form that the arresting officer asks the arrestee for his household income or employment, Clark advised that he has no income and is not employed.

Jacob Clark is currently on supervised probation with Adult Probation and Parole. Sergeant Watkins spoke with his supervising Agent Conley, who advised his warrants have been submitted for Jacob Clark because he recently walked away from a rehab center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This evening, Jacob Clark was found to possess a substantial amount of methamphetamine. With the evidence located, Sergeant Watkins was convinced he was selling this substance to members of the community. Mr. Clark has already walked away from the treatment center, and Sergeant Watkins believes if released, he will continue selling methamphetamine and likely flee the area.

Thank you Sergeant Watkins for taking these bums off the street, and to all the other Officers that work hard everyday to keep us safe. You have our support.

While there are many different “recipes” and methods of making meth, most illegal methamphetamines contain some combination of additives and adulterants.

These ingredients are often cheap, most of which can be bought in average home cleaning or home improvement sections of hardware and grocery stores.

Some of these ingredients include:

  • acetone

  • ammonia

  • lithium

  • sulfuric acid

  • hydrochloric acid

  • red phosphorus

  • ephedrine and pseudoephedrine (found in many over-the-counter cough medicines)

Crystal meth costs less than many other illegal drugs, including crack cocaine. Some people switch from crack cocaine to crystal meth because it's cheaper and produces similar stimulant effects.

However, while crystal meth may seem cheap initially, the drug can be costly over time. That's because meth use often leads to meth addiction. People addicted to meth may spend between $12,775 and $38,325 per year on the drug.

In addition, when you regularly use meth, you face several health risks that may require costly health care services. These risks include:

  • severe dental problems, such as extensive tooth decay and gum disease

  • memory loss

  • damage to the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, or lungs

  • high blood pressure that can lead to heart attack and stroke

  • psychosis, which is a feeling of disconnection from reality that can cause paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations

Meth abuse and addiction also have non-financial costs. For example, you may lose relationships, employment, and housing.

Jacob Benjamin Clark:

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