According to the Summit County Third District Court charging documents filed this week, on Dec. 6, Sarah Leeann Henry, 30, from Iowa, was observed by Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lance Christensen on Interstate 80 in Summit County speeding and drifting out of her lane multiple times.
When Christensen pulled the vehicle over and approached the window, he smelled marijuana.
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Niel Ekberg deployed a narcotics detection K-9 for an exterior vehicle sniff. The K-9 indicated on the vehicle for an illegal controlled substance odor.
Henry admitted she had recently smoked marijuana and that there was a "joint" in the vehicle, along with a pipe containing a legal form of spice.
Christensen performed a probable cause search of the vehicle, and found a loaded revolver in an open case beside the driver’s seat. He also found several bottles of spice, a glass pipe with residue and a rolled marijuana cigarette in the passenger compartment. In the trunk, he found nine pounds of marijuana in large vacuum-sealed bags.
The passenger, Bradford A. Henry, 43, from Iowa, claimed the marijuana was his and said he had purchased it for $14,000 in Northern California. He said he planned to sell it in Iowa to support his family, the criminal pleading alleges.
Sarah said the gun and passenger compartment items were hers, but denied knowledge of the marijuana in the trunk.
Sarah was charged on Dec. 20 with third-degree felony possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, class B misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and class C misdemeanor speeding. Her initial court appearance is scheduled Jan. 7.
Bradford was charged with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. His initial court appearance is scheduled Dec. 31.
After performing a random registration check on a vehicle traveling on I-80 in Summit County on Dec. 7, Summit County Deputy Josh Bowers discovered there was no insurance on file and pulled the vehicle over.
The driver, Craig Alan Veitinger, 28, of Salt Lake City, was unable to provide Bowers with proof of insurance. Bowers smelled burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and noticed that Veitinger had red watery eyes and a brownish-green residue on his tongue.
Deputy Zachary Nakaishi deployed a narcotics detection K-9 for a vehicle sniff. The K-9 indicated on a backpack inside the vehicle for an illegal controlled substance odor.
A probable search of the vehicle revealed a container with rolling papers and marijuana residue, and an Altoid container holding 12 pills and five grams of loose white powder in baggies. The pills and powder tested positive for Ecstasy. Veitinger also had $800 in cash and a half-smoked marijuana cigarette in his back pocket.
Veitinger admitted to having smoked marijuana about 10 minutes prior to being pulled over, according to the charging document. Bowers administered standardized field sobriety tests to Veitinger, which he failed.
Veitinger was charged on Dec. 20 with second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, class B misdemeanor possession or use of a controlled substance, class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, class B misdemeanor no evidence of security and class B misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs.
Veitinger’s first court appearance is schedule Dec. 31.
Jennifer Laine Lopez, 30, of Salt Lake City, was pulled over after Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Joshua Anderson observed that she was unable to stay in her lane while traveling on Brown’s Canyon Road in Summit County on Nov. 11.
Anderson smelled a strong alcoholic odor coming from Lopez. When questioned about it, Lopez said she had not "had much to drink," but her speech was slow and slurred.
A records check showed Lopez had a suspended driver’s license.
Anderson administered standardized field sobriety tests to Lopez, which she failed, having difficulty balancing outside the vehicle.
Lopez was arrested and given a blood test, which indicated she had a blood alcohol level of 0.30. The legal limit is .08.
Lopez was charged on Dec. 21 with third-degree felony driving under the influence of alcohol, class C misdemeanor driving on a suspended operator’s license and class C misdemeanor failure to stay in one lane.
Lopez’s initial court appearance is scheduled Dec. 31.
Adam Michael Paugh, 38, of Park City, was pulled over on Nov. 25 after running a stop sign in the Kimball Junction.
When he approached the window to speak with Paugh, Deputy Jon Evans smelled a strong alcoholic odor coming from the vehicle. Paugh admitted to having a few drinks earlier in the evening but said he was not intoxicated.
However, Paugh’s speech was slow and deliberate, according to the criminal allegations. A records check revealed Paugh is an alcohol restricted driver.
Evans performed standardized field sobriety tests, which indicated Paugh was impaired. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail, where his blood alcohol level was tested and showed a level of 0.130.
Paugh was charged on Dec. 24 with third-degree felony driving under the influence of alcohol, class B misdemeanor alcohol-restricted driver and class C misdemeanor failure to obey traffic control device.
Paugh’s initial court appearance is scheduled Jan. 28.
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