ST. GEORGE — A St. George woman was arrested Thursday after being found in possession of drugs following a home burglary where she allegedly stole $1,800 worth of jewelry.
Officers originally responded to a residence on the 2000 West block of 1700 North in St. George after reports that Nicole Jordan had entered the home and took multiple items without permission, St. George Police Officer Jared Carlson wrote in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest. The items alleged to have been taken included approximately $1,800 worth of jewelry and 24 prescription pills.
Officers ran Jordan’s name through their system and discovered she also had two active warrants for her arrest in Washington City, Carlson said in the statement. Another St. George Police officer located Jordan in her boyfriend’s car near 2045 W. 1700 North in St. George.
Upon searching Jordan, Carlson discovered a bag of unused needles, a spoon covered with a brown substance and a bag containing a similar brown residue, Carlson said in the statement.
“(Jordan) stated the brown substance on the spoon was heroin and she had used one of the needles to inject heroin three hours before we made contact with her,” Carlson said in the statement.
After performing a test on the brown residue, officers found the substance did test positive for heroin, Carlson said in the statement. Along with the drugs, Jordan also admitted to stealing the jewelry from the residence, but denied taking the other items.
“She denied taking any prescription medication from the residence,” Carlson said in the statement.
Jordan was arrested and charged with two second-degree felonies for the possession of a controlled substance and the burglary of a dwelling; one third-degree felony for theft; and one class B misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jordan was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Thursday. Her bail is set at $20,000.
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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