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Uintah Basin Narcotics Strike Force And AP&P Arrest Local Drug Dealer

Posted by Travis Uresk | Nov. 21st, 2022 | Drugs |

By Travis Uresk


Vernal, Ut.- On 11/16/22, Agent Cannon with UBNSF assisted agents with Adult Probation And Parole (AP&P) with a compliance check at the Split Mountain Motel.

During that investigation, they discovered that Nicole Marie Jeannette Thullen had arranged to sell half an ounce of methamphetamine to some unknown individuals.

AP&P Agent Ercanbrack informed Agent Cannon that Nicole is currently on supervised probation with Utah Adult Probation and Parole.

The Agents attempted to contact Nicole at her listed address, but she wasn't there and was likely at another address in Vernal. AP&P Agents went to that address and found Nicole, and she invited the Agents inside the home. Once inside, they saw two other people with Nicole. A digital scale with a white crystal substance was sitting on the coffee table where Nicole sat down. Agent Ercanbrack contacted Agent Cannon, and he responded to the residence.

When Agent Cannon arrived, Nicole was being handcuffed and asked to speak with her in a separate room. Nicole was advised of her Miranda Rights and stated she understood.

Agent Cannon asked Nicole about the messages that were discovered at the previous compliance check. Nicole confirmed she had this conversation and stated that she didn't have half an ounce of meth and intended to take the money the individuals owed her. She was asked if the residue on the scale would test positive for meth, and she stated it wouldn't.

Nicole stated she used the scale to weigh her Epson salts but later changed her story, saying she probably had weighed meth on that scale before. Nicole also admitted to using meth within the last week.

Agent Cannon took Nicole back into the living room and met with Agent Conley, who discovered a black wallet where Nicole was sitting that contained suspected meth. Inside the wallet was a bag of approximately half an ounce of suspected meth.

Again, Agent Cannon took Nicole into a separate room and showed her the wallet with the meth inside of it. Nicole confirmed the wallet was hers and stated she had forgotten about the meth inside the wallet.

Nicole stated the meth was hers for personal use. Agent Cannon asked Nicole if this was the half ounce of meth she was going to sell, and again she stated it was for personal use.

Agent Cannon stated it isn't typical for someone to have half an ounce of meth for personal use, especially when accompanied by a scale and recent talk of sales.

Nicole was transported to the Uintah County Jail by the AP&P Agents and booked into jail for possession with intent to distribute (with prior convictions) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nicole was placed on a 72-hour hold by AP&P.

The current offense is a felony committed while on probation or parole.

If you suspect illegal drug activity in your community, you are asked to call the Uintah Basin tip line on 435-789-8888.


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