Police bust alleged Washington County meth dealer

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ST. GEORGE  Undercover investigations by the Washington County Drug Task Force led to the takedown of another alleged drug dealer Saturday.

Nicholas Stewart Jones, of LaVerkin, Utah, booking photo posted Feb. 10, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The task force conducted a narcotics distribution investigation into 33-year-old Nicholas Stewart Jones, of LaVerkin, according to a probable cause statement filed by the task force in support of the arrest.

During the course of the investigation, the task force conducted a controlled buy of methampetamine on three separate occasions in Washington County, the report states, through the use of a confidential informant who purchased meth from Jones.

Jones was subsequently charged with three second-degree felony counts of drug distribution, according to an information filed Monday in 5th District Court by the Washington County Attorney’s Office.

He was arrested at his home Saturday and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

Jones appeared before 5th District Judge Eric Ludlow Monday afternoon for his initial appearance. He remains in police custody as this report publishes.

According to Utah Court records, Jones has an extensive criminal record since 2002, including arrests for assault, domestic violence, harassment, impaired driving, joyriding, shoplifting and drug-related offenses, among other charges.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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3 Comments

  • Desert Pete February 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Seems to be an accurate and fair article. That is what is needed in news. I’m so sick of “activist journalism”. Don’t ever fall into that trap. Freedom depends on fair journalism. Very rare these days.

    • DoYourHomework February 14, 2018 at 1:10 am

      Fair? The reporter never tries to interview the “criminal” or get their statement. Presents the police report to the public before trial let alone arrainment. Disclaimer at the end should say meth dealer is innocent till proven guilty. I dont belive hes innocent and instead of letting justice play its course im going to present the states side of the case without trying to get “innocent” meth dealer a chance to rebut or build a defense. I believe no police report is ever fabricated and know most people will read this and know it all to be true so why give innocent till proven guilty meth dealer a fair chance in court. Totally fair.

  • comments February 13, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    it is just my imagination or was this changed from talking abt heroin earlier…

    hmm

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