4 arrested on drug charges during execution of narcotics search warrant

WASHINGTON CITY — The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested three men and a woman on drug-related charges Thursday evening during a search of a Washington City residence.

The task force executed a narcotics search warrant at the home, located on the 300 East block of Palo Verde Drive, according to probable cause statements written by Washington County Task Force Detective Ty Dove in support of the arrests. The search warrant included all people present at the residence when the search warrant was executed.

Officers arrested Cheyenne Mariah Roland, 41, of Washington; William McKay Smith, 20, of St. George; Michael Lenard Garrard, 47, of Roy; and Jeremy James Land, 34, of Hurricane. The four were booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

Roland was found to be a resident of the home where the search warrant was served. During a search of her bedroom, detectives discovered a pipe with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, along with a substance that tested positive for marijuana, according to probable cause statements.

Roland was charged with two third-degree felonies for drug possession, and a class B misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

During a search of Smith’s person, detectives located a used syringe, which tested positive for heroin, according to a statement the statements.

Smith was charged with a third-degree felony for drug possession and a class B misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

During a search of Garrard’s person, a bag of white crystal substance was found in his front right pocket. Garrard told detectives, “that’s going to be meth,” according to Dove’s statement. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.

Garrard was charged with a third-degree felony for drug possession and a class B misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Land was arrested for a $5,000 third-degree felony bench warrant issued for his arrest after failing to appear in court on drug charges stemming from December 2013.

Roland, Smith and Garrard were released from custody on bond and a promise to appear in court, according to court documents, and are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Thursday.

Land is still in custody as this report is published.

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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