Woman claims she’s paying price for boyfriend’s drugs

ST. GEORGE — A St. George woman arrested Tuesday on multiple drug charges claimed she is in jail for drugs belonging to her boyfriend.

Olivia Olds booking photo posted Jan. 20, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Olivia Olds, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 20, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

At approximately 7:20 p.m., St. George Police Officer Doug Iverson responded to a residence on 1700 North in St. George on a drug call, Iverson wrote in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest. Once on scene, Iverson made contact with a man who said 19-year-old Olivia Olds and her boyfriend had been using drugs in a room he had allowed them to stay in.

After being taken to the room where Olds was staying, Iverson found multiple marijuana pipes, tinfoil with burnt black streaks and two small plastic baggies containing a white crystal substance, the statement said. All these items were in plain view, and there was a distinct smell of both raw and burnt marijuana.

“Some of the tinfoil showed streaks of what appeared to be heroin and pills,” Iverson said in the statement.

Iverson interviewed Olds, who admitted to smoking both marijuana and Roxicodone, or “Roxies,” also known as oxycodone hydrochloride, but she said the other drugs and drug paraphernalia did not belong to her, Iverson said in the statement. Olds consented to a full search of the room.

During the search, officers additionally located a small amount of marijuana in a pocket of one of Olds’ shirts, Iverson said in the statement.

“Olivia stated that she used heroin in the past but not anytime recent,” Iverson said. “Several attempts were made to get (her boyfriend) back over to the residence for an interview, but he did not show.”

Olds was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. In the pre-booking area, Olds stated that she was in jail for drugs that did not belong to her and that they belonged to her boyfriend.

Because Olds’ residence was located within 1,000 feet of an LDS church, the drug charges against her were enhanced by one degree for being within a drug-free zone.

Olds was charged with two second-degree felonies for possession of heroin and methamphetamine in a drug-free zone, as well as two class A misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a drug-free zone. Her bail for release is set at $27,500 cash or bond.

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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25 Comments

  • Betty January 21, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Looks like someone needs to dump the boyfriend. Dang tweekers!

  • tight magic undies January 21, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Once again, a drug free zone. Really? Look I get it. Drugs are bad. But within 1,000 feet of an LDS church? You can’t … without hitting an LDS church within 1,000 feet of ANYWHERE in this town.
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • ?? January 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    With all the churches I would say st George is a drug free zone lol

    • Koolaid January 22, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Being surrounded by all those churches probably drives people to drugs and drinking. Maybe they feel their choices are drugs, drinking or koolaid.

    • TIGHT MAGIC UNDIES January 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Then let’s keep it that way!

      • tight magic undies January 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm

        Nope. Not me. And the ed ellipsis involved a sneeze.

  • ladybugavenger January 21, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    She should break up with her boyfriend.

    • Koolaid January 22, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Women around here are either desperate for male companionship or they like them Dixie guys even if they don’t have the biggest truck or most guns.

  • UTCOWBOY January 21, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Dang tweekers

  • Caligirl January 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Why do people try to blame other people or “snitch” as they call it? It does not get you out of trouble, it does not get you less charges, it does not get you a lighter sentence, it gets you nothing! So why try to take someone down with you? All it does is make you look pathetic and incapable of taking responsibility for your own actions and decisions!

  • SteveDave January 22, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Nice excuse. If you don’t want to be put in these situations, don’t date a drug user.

  • asianspa January 22, 2015 at 8:11 am

    She is clearly a victim and we need a fundraiser to help her and her boyfriend. I am sure he is a great guy but just has a little problem with drugs and if we can fund him getting treatment they can go on and live and have a beautiful Nicholas Sparks style love story . Put me down for 10 bucks… but if they are related to anybody noteworthy in this town make it 1000 and make sure my real name is written in big bold letters on the GoFundMe page.

  • sagemoon January 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Dang tweekers/junkies.

  • mo ferguson January 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

    If all these drug users would start going out to the Arizona strip to do their drugs, they wouldn’t have to worry about having their charges enhanced if and when they got caught…..ain’t nothing out there.

    • Not Buying It January 23, 2015 at 1:41 am

      Maybe you should take them to Ferguson Mo it seems they would fit in with the trash that loiter the streets of Ferguson

  • Annoyed January 22, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Are churches considered a drug free zone in other states? Inquiring minds want to know? And are other religions building considered drug free zones in Utah or Just LDS buildings?

    • AtTheDefense January 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      No worries @Annoyed, whatever church you belong to counts as well, so your paranoia about the LDS Church is unfounded. DFZ’s include any area that is within 1,000 feet of any structure, facility, or grounds of any schools, child-care facilities, houses of worship, shopping malls, sports facilities stadiums, arenas, theaters, movie houses, playhouses, or parking lots or structures adjacent thereto.

  • Bunny2015 January 22, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I agree, Let’s get her and fundraiser.

  • My Evil Twin January 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

    “That ain’t my drugs in my pocket officer, I don’t know how they got there!” 😉

    • Evil Twins Mommy January 23, 2015 at 1:44 am

      So stupid and lame been sniffing bicycle seats eh.?

  • Justme... January 22, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Koolaids ex me thinks…..

  • Harold January 22, 2015 at 11:26 am

    That’s what he said, ” That’s not mine”, People don’t realize that the police DO NOT have to prove ownership when it comes to possession of illegal substances, All they have to prove is who was in possession. It really doesn’t matter who the drugs belong to, only who is found in possession of them at the time.

  • grammytara January 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    look I live on this street and I know both Olivia and her mother and the history of this house for a long time has been a drug and alcohol party house with men going in and out of there and the police there every other week…we as a neighborhood are sick and tired of it and quite frankly don’t understand why they didn’t arrest her mother and her mother’s boyfriend for accessories to the drug charges and possession as well since they were both there and knew about it and both were partaking…Shame on SGPD for missing that one!!!

    • TIGHT MAGIC UNDIES January 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Speaking of a snitch, what gives @GRAMMYTARA?

      • tight magic undies January 22, 2015 at 9:27 pm

        Once again, nice try. But you are the false me. I think your tight magic undies are just a little too tight. Maybe your bishop can help you out with those, since he knows your size already.

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