Drug Task Force arrest St. George man on multiple drug charges

ST. GEORGE — A man was arrested Thursday by the Washington County Drug Task Force after they executed a search warrant at a St. George home in the area of 1300 West 400 North. A woman found at the residence was also arrested for several outstanding warrants.

According to the probable cause statement filed in association with the arrest, detectives observed the suspect leave the residence in his vehicle just prior to executing the search warrant at about 2 a.m. The officers stopped the suspect for a traffic violation and detained him as part of the search warrant.

During the search officers found a “distributable amount” of suspected methamphetamine in the bedroom of the home, St. George Police Capt. Kyle Whitehead said. Police also found marijuana, a scale and drug paraphernalia during their search.

Because the home is located within 1000 feet of an elementary school and a church, the charges were enhanced, Whitehead said.

Patrick B. Terrell, 54, St. George was charged with a first-degree felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and class-A misdemeanor charges of possession or use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested at the home was Lainey Webb, 23, Cedar City, for four outstanding warrants of arrest.

Terrell and Webb were both transported to Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Institute. Bail for Terrell was set at $23,700 and bail for Webb stands at $4,547.

Persons 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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