Brookside man arrested after giving police false name, intent to distribute drugs

WASHINGTON CITY – A 22-year-old Brookside man was arrested Wednesday on outstanding warrants and allegedly possessing enough heroin for potential drug distribution.

Dustin Greenwalt, of Brookside, Utah, bookings photo, July 14, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Dustin Greenwalt, of Brookside, Utah, bookings photo, July 14, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Around 10 p.m., in the area of 200 East and 300 South in Washington City, police stopped a car for an expired registration. According to a probable cause statement, a man in the front passenger seat gave police a name that, once checked, turned up information that didn’t match the man. The man was identified as Dustin Greenwalt, who had two misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest.

Greenwalt allegedly admitted to giving police a false name and said he didn’t want to go to jail. He was subsequently arrested.

As the car was to be impounded due to registration issues, an inventory of the items inside was conducted. According to the probable cause statement, the inventory turned up a small container that held a large piece of heroin inside.

“The piece of heroin was rather large and larger than a common personal use amount,” the officer involved in the arrest wrote in the statement. “It appeared consistent with a piece that would be ‘cut’ down for multiple uses and sale.”

A backpack was also found in the car that contained Greenwalt’s identification, as well as alleged drugs and paraphernalia. A substance Greenwalt told police was Suboxone was found in the backpack, along with a scale with possible heroin residue on it. A suspected heroin filter and syringe were also found, according to the statement.

Greenwalt told police the heroin was for personal use and that he was trying to quit, and that that is what the Suboxone was for.

Greeenwalt was taken to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility and charged with first-degree felony drug possession with intent to distribute, second degree-felony drug possession, and three misdemeanors for drug possession, paraphernalia, and using false personal information with the intent to be another person.

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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5 Comments

  • sagemoon July 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Dang junkie. #dealersdeservejailtime

  • Arch Stanton July 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Book Em Dano, introduce him to Bubba and let Nature take it from there.

  • indy-vfr July 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Looks like one of the “non-violent” losers that Obama is pardoning!
    Heaven help us.

  • ladybugavenger July 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    ….enough heroin for personal use for him and his heroin friends.( It wasn’t for sale, it was for “donation only”…..#criminaldefenseattorneytheresyourdefense

  • Austin June 3, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Sad thing is is this … is sittin with my ex holding my daughter with his junkie ass this very minute this is what she left me for God help my baby …
    Ed. ellipses.

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