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VPD applies for a search warrant on a home for the distribution of illegal narcotics

Posted by Travis Uresk | March 29th, 2023 | Drugs |

By Travis Uresk


Vernal, Ut.- On 3/24/23, Sgt Gledhill applied for a search warrant at a residence for 42-year-old Melissa Lou Martin, aka Melissa Buck.

The reason for the search warrant was for the offense of the distribution of illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Before this date, Sgt Gledhill obtained information through the Uintah Basin Narcotic Strike Force that Melissa was selling heroin and methamphetamine.

Officers executed the search warrant, and one male was found inside the residence, and Melissa was not home.

While the Officers were inside the home, Melissa came into the apartment and asked what was happening. During the search of a bedroom that Melissa said belonged to her, the following items were found:

A zipper pouch that contained multiple new small zip lock baggies consistent with the packaging of illegal narcotics, a small zip lock baggy containing methamphetamine (0.7 grams), a small zip lock baggy containing Alprazolam pills (schedule four drugs), a small zip lock baggy containing heron (0.8 grams), a small zip lock baggy containing the blue m-30 fentanyl pills, and a digital scale. Based on these items being packaged all together and with new small baggies and a digital scale, I believed the intent was for these items to be distributed. Also, a black ADIDAS bag was found on the side of the bed that Melissa stated she sleeps on. The bag contained several new small zip-lock baggies and another digital scale.

Melissa was placed under arrest and transported to Jail. At the Jail, Melissa was questioned, and she admitted to selling heroin a couple of days ago and methamphetamine approximately a month ago. She was asked about selling the Fentanyl pills, and Melissa stated she had not sold any of the pills yet. It was her intention to sell the pills.

Melissa was booked into Jail on several distribution offenses.

Melissa Lou Martin's bail is set at $10,000


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