37-year-old woman taken into police custody for drug distribution

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a 37-year-old woman Thursday for drug distribution in St. George. The woman is also facing child endangerment and other drug-related charges from an incident in January.

Janee Marie O’Connor, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted March 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News
Janee Marie O’Connor, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted March 12, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News

The task force conducted a narcotics distribution investigation into Janee Marie O’Connor, of St. George, task force Detective Nick Hallman said in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest.

During the course of the January investigation, the task force conducted a controlled buy of methamphetamine on two occasions in St. George through the use of a confidential informant who purchased meth from O’Connor, according to the statement.

O’Connor was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Thursday.

She was charged with two second-degree felonies for drug distribution, and one third-degree felony for drug possession.

Judge Jeffrey C. Wilcox, of the 5th District Court, set O’Connor’s bail at $25,000 during her initial court appearance Friday.

O’Connor is currently facing additional charges for child endangerment and drug and drug paraphernalia possession stemming from a Jan. 27 offense.

O’Connor is scheduled to make her next court appearance on March 19, where she will be represented by court appointed Attorney Jay T. Winward after being found indigent by the court.

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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4 Comments

  • ladybugavenger March 16, 2015 at 10:33 am

    The justice system will let her out soon and she will start up her business again. Isn’t that the normal routine?

  • fun bag March 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

    she doesn’t look as haggard as most of the other meth dealers.

  • sagemoon March 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Dang tweeker.

  • Mesaizacd March 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Oh heck she’ll be out on probation and dealing in no time

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