WASHINGTON CITY – The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a man Saturday for felony drug distribution of a variety of drugs.
Task force agents served a narcotics search warrant on Christopher Stan Reighard’s residence located on the 100 North block of 1180 East in a Washington neighborhood. Inside, they found methamphetamine, heroin, alprazolam (ed. note: a familiar brand of alprazolam is Xanax), a scale, several glass pipes and other drug paraphernalia, task force Detective Ty Dove said in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
A 13-year-old juvenile was present at the time of the search, Dove said. The drugs and paraphernalia were located on a bed and in the middle of the floor where the juvenile could have easily accessed them and Reighard was subsequently charged with child endangerment.
Reighard was arrested and charged with two first-degree felonies for drug possession with the intent to distribute; one second-degree felony for drug possession with the intent to distribute; one third-degree felony for endangering the welfare of a child; and one class A misdemeanor for drug paraphernalia.
Reighard was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Saturday. His bail is set at $56,950.
This was not Reighard’s first run-in with the law. He was convicted of felony drug possession and unlawful possession of a firearm in 2013, according to Utah state court records, and put on probation. Reighard was also convicted in 2004 of an amended charge of drug distribution, and received another drug possession conviction in 2003.
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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