Posted by Travis Uresk | April 7th, 2023 | Speeding & Drugs |
By Travis Uresk
Uintah, Co.- On 3/23/23, Trooper Searle was patrolling SR-40 near mile marker 137 when he saw a blue Dodge truck traveling westbound, catching up to the other vehicles in front of him very quickly.
The Trooper's radar clocked the truck at 82 mph in a 65 mph zone. At 4:21, Trooper Searle conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation on the Dodge truck.
Trooper Searle approached the truck and introduced himself and the reason for the stop. He asked the driver for the paperwork, and the driver was identified as 21-year-old Kildee Fletcher Scott by his Maryland driver's license.
When asked for the registration and insurance, Scott informed the Trooper that he had recently purchased the truck in California in August of last year and only had the title. The Trooper asked for the title, and Scott said it was in the center console with a handgun.
Scott was given permission to remove the Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and provide the Trooper with the title.
Due to Scott having a Maryland driver's license and a California vehicle, he was asked where he had been living. Scott informed the Trooper he had purchased the vehicle in California and was moving from Maryland to Nevada.
Scott was asked if the truck was registered in his name and said it was still registered under the previous owner.
During their conversation, the Trooper detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Scott was asked if he had a marijuana card, and he said he did not.
Scott was asked to exit the vehicle, and Sgt Carson and Trooper Searle performed a search of the truck. In the driver's side door, they found a wooden box containing marijuana. A clear bag containing white and brown psychedelic mushrooms was in a gray backpack behind the driver's seat.
Sgt Carson asked Scott about the mushrooms, and he informed them he wanted to keep quiet.
In a black gun case was a Colt Woodsman .22 handgun. In the ashtray was an orange and brown pipe with burnt marijuana. On the floorboard on the passenger side was a black storage container with several open beer cans. Some of the beer cans still had beer in them, and the bottom of the storage container had alcohol in it. The rest of the alcohol from the cans and storage container was dumped out on camera.
Behind the front passenger seat was a red cooler, and inside the cooler was a green container with marijuana shake and a burnt marijuana blunt. Behind the front passenger seat was a Mossberg .22 rifle. In the bed of the truck was a blue pipe in a black storage container with burnt marijuana.
Scott was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, psychedelic mushrooms, a firearm by a restricted person, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Advanced Towing arrived on the scene and took custody of the vehicle. Scott was transported to the Uintah County Jail. On the way to the jail, Scott began asking the Trooper questions about his case. One of the questions, Scott informed him the mushrooms he found would be around a year old.
Scott asked the Trooper, with the mushrooms being that old if the psychedelic compound in the mushrooms would still test positive.
Scott was booked into the jail, and Trooper Searle returned to the section five field office and performed a field test on the green leafy substance from the wooden box. The substance tested positive for marijuana. The seized items were then booked into evidence.