ST. GEORGE – A home compliance check by Adult Probation and Parole agents Wednesday resulted in a child endangerment and drug arrest.
During the visit to 29-year-old parolee William Edward Gholdston’s home in St. George, agents discovered heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Adult Probation and Parole Officer Alan Dressler said in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
“A juvenile was located in the home and in the presence of the odor of marijuana,” Dressler wrote in the statement. “William admitted to using heroin and marijuana and stated all of the drug and drug paraphernalia located in the home was his.”
Gholdston was arrested and charged with one second-degree felony for drug possession, one third-degree felony for child endangerment and three class A misdemeanors for drug possession and paraphernalia.
The drug charges were enhanced one degree due to the presence of the juvenile.
Gholdston was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Wednesday. His bail is set at $20,829.
Gholdston is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Thursday.
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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