WASHINGTON CITY — Washington City Police arrested a 34-year-old Wyoming woman Wednesday morning on charges of drug possession and driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
Washington City Police Officer Chandler Prince was dispatched to a suspicious situation at 850 W. Telegraph St. in Washington at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday, where he found Toni Lee Ryan, of Riverton, Wyoming, in the driver seat of her car with a child in the back seat.
Ryan told Prince she was driving from California to Wyoming and had been on the road since 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a probable cause statement filed by Prince in support of the arrest.
“I performed field sobriety on Toni and found her under the influence,” Prince said in the statement. “When her vehicle was searched a substance which looked like methamphetamine was located in her purse along with a broken syringe.”
Due to the offense location being in the same parking lot as Paul Mitchell The School-St. George, Ryan’s charges were enhanced for possessing drugs in a drug-free zone.
Ryan was arrested and charged with one second-degree felony for possession of a schedule 2 drug in a drug-free zone; one third-degree felony for child endangerment; one class A misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia; and once class A misdemeanor for driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
Ryan was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility Wednesday. Her bail stands at $13,370.
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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