Drug Task Force arrests St. George man for drug distribution

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ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a St. George man Wednesday night for drug distribution after locating a variety of drugs in his possession following the execution of a search warrant.

The task force conducted a traffic stop on Patrick Collins, of St. George, while simultaneously executing a search warrant on his residence at 716 N. 1860 East in St. George, Officer J. Jarvie wrote in a probable cause statement supporting Collins’ arrest. Collins, a passenger in the vehicle, was informed of the search warrant and that he was being detained.

Patrick Collins booking photo posted Nov. 19, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office
Patrick Collins, of St. George, booking photo posted Nov. 19, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

During a search of Collins’ person, officers discovered a makeup bag stuffed down the front of Collins’ pants, Jarvie said in the statement.

“This (bag) was later found to contain a quantity of methamphetamine, plastic baggies, a scale and syringes,” Jarvie said in the statement.

During the search of Collins’ residence, officers found suspected methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and a scheduled II controlled substance in his bedroom, Jarvie said in the statement.

Because Collins was seated next to a small child in the car, and also has previous convictions for drug distribution, his charges were enhanced, Jarvie said in the statement. Officers also discovered a large amount of cash inside the makeup bag.

Collins was placed under arrest and booked into Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. He is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, a first-degree felony; possession of heroin and a schedule II substance, both second-degree felonies; and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors.

Collins’ bail is set at $43,500. According to booking information, he has been released from custody.

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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7 Comments

  • ladybugavenger November 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Oh! nice set up-pulling him over and searching his house simultaneously. He probably saw that coming but blew it off as paranoia…..are you sure that make-up didn’t have make-up in it also cuz I think the goatee is fake and he’s really a women or maybe he’s transgender, trying to become a man but couldn’t get rid of the make-up bag

  • Zonkerb November 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    a future member of the St George city council

  • Notagain November 23, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I have to say, Hats off to the Washington County Drug Task Force.
    Anytime they can put the dirt bags away, the community as a whole, benefits.
    Too bad they don’t make them wear pink outfits while incarcerated like Sheriff Joe down south does. (He sure made the $43,000 bail in a hurry. He’ll be back. Follow the money)

  • sagemoon November 23, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Dang tweekers.

  • dancing infidel November 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Hummm…..another unlicensed pharmacist, and a mobile one at that. Well, they already have drive-thru drug outlets.

  • freaks November 24, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Phil Collins’ less fortunate brother?

    • Koolaid November 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      An off-spring of Vodka Collins.

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