Drug Bust Leads to Several Arrests by Price City Police

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Price City Police Press Release

On Feb. 11, at 8:15 p.m. Price City Police, assisted by officers from Adult Probation and Parole and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, made a probationary check on Mathew Ray Sanchez, 27, at his residence in Price.

Price police officer Brandon Ratcliffe had developed information that there was unlawful drug activity in progress at the residence.

Along with Sanchez, Rocco Denis Durrant, 20, Chad Carl Weber, 22, Dusty Jim Jensen, 21, Chelee Julianna Manuel, 23, and Tina Ann Edwards, 19, were located inside the residence.

During the investigation, officers discovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances throughout the house, including suspected heroin and suspected methamphetamine.

Sanchez was subsequently booked at the Carbon County Jail for possession with the intent to distribute heroin in a drug free zone, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in a drug free zone, possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug free zone, possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone and an adult probation and parole 72 hour hold.

Jensen and Weber were booked for possession of methamphetamine in a drug free zone, possession of heroin in a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug free zone.

Durrant was booked for possession of methamphetamine in a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug free zone.

Manuel will be referred to the Carbon County attorney for potential charges of possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug free zone and possession of methamphetamine in a drug free zone.

Edwards will also be referred to the Carbon County attorney for potential charges of possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug free zone and being knowingly present when a controlled substance is being used.

Price police are following up on several other leads and anticipate further arrests.

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