ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was arrested for drug possession and distribution after the Washington County Drug Task Force conducted a controlled drug buy using a confidential informant.
In June 2014, the task force conducted a narcotics distribution investigation in St. George through the use of a confidential informant who purchased illegal drugs from 33-year-old Mathew Scott Obryant, task force Detective E. Judy said in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
“The informant was equipped with an electronic listening and recording device in which Detectives could monitor the transaction,” Judy said in the statement.
The location was arranged by Obryant, he said, and was within 1,000 feet of a school, making the location a drug free zone and enhancing his charges.
Obryant was arrested and charged with three first-degree felonies for drug possession with intent to distribute; two second-degree felonies for drug possession with intent to distribute; and two class B misdemeanors for outstanding warrants.
Obryant was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Saturday. His bail is set at $83,180.
Obryant is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Monday.
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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