LEEDS — A Las Vegas man was arrested Wednesday after he was found in possession of multiple drugs during a traffic stop.
Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Tibbitts witnessed a vehicle traveling 50 mph down Main Street in Leeds in a 35 mph zone, Tibbitts wrote in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
Tibbitts initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as 26-year-old Larry Shoell, of Las Vegas, the statement said. After running Shoell’s information, it was discovered he had two no-bail warrants issued by the Utah County Justice Court.
According to court records, both warrants were issued after Shoell failed to appear to begin his jail sentence after being found guilty of driving under the influence and driving with an expired driver’s license.
Tibbitts placed Shoell under arrest and searched him.
“While searching (Shoell), I located a syringe that appeared to be used, in his right front pants pocket” Tibbitts said in the statement. “I also located a plastic bag containing a white crystal powder consistent with methamphetamine tucked in his waistband.”
During a search of Shoell’s vehicle, the deputy also found a metal container between the driver seat and center console containing a brown substance believed to be heroin wrapped in plastic, Tibbitts said in the statement. Another syringe containing the brown residue was also located in the passenger door storage compartment.
Shoell admitted to Tibbitts he had used methamphetamine and heroin that day, the statement said.
Shoell was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and charged with two third-degree felonies for possession of methamphetamine and heroin; two class B misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence; and one class C misdemeanor for speeding. Shoell’s bail stands at $12,248.
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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