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Vernal Man Arrested For Drugs, Again

Posted by Travis Uresk | Feb. 18th, 2023 | Drugs |

By Travis Uresk


Vernal, Ut.- On 2/15/23, Sgt Gledhill received a report from AP&P agents needing help locating illegal narcotics inside a probationers room.

When Sgt Gledhill arrived on the scene, he met with agents Barnes and Peterson. The probationer's room they searched was 47-year-old Robert Kelton Berry.

Robert told Sgt Gledhill he had been staying in the room for approximately a week.

During the search, AP&P had located a torn clear zip lock baggy, a dark-colored zip lock baggy, and a spoon containing a dark substance. These items were all on a shelf near the room's closet.

Sgt Gledhill asked Robert about the items, and he stated that the clear zip lock baggy belonged to him and claimed no knowledge of the other items. The clear baggy contained suspected methamphetamine, and the dark-colored baggy contained suspected heroin.

Robert was asked what he would test positive for if he took a urine analysis, and he said methamphetamine and maybe heroin.

A female was present in the room, and she and Robert reported that she had only been in the room since last night, and she denied being the owner of the items.

Robert was placed under arrest and transported to jail.

Once at the jail, Robert's wallet was being searched by Correction Deputies, and a suboxone sublingual film strip was located in the wallet.

Robert did not have a prescription for suboxone. Due to Robert's criminal history, the methamphetamine and heroin charges were enhanced to a felony.

Robert was booked for possession of suboxone, possession of drug paraphernalia, and on a probation hold.


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