Routine Traffic Stop Results in Arrest of Trio for Drug Charges

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Price City Police Department Press Release

On Saturday just after 9:30 p.m., Price City Police Officer Drew Olson stopped a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am at 350 South Main St. in Price for a minor traffic violation and an equipment violation. The owner and driver of the vehicle was Christopher Thomas Gill, 41, of Helper. A female passenger was in the front seat and Jeremy Charles Saccomanno, 39, of Spring Glen, and Jeff Andrew Vigil, 37, of Price, were back seat passengers.

Upon contact, officer Olson allegedly observed drug paraphernalia in the back seat near Vigil. Officer Olson was assisted by Price City Officer Christopher Cordova and Carbon County deputies Sgt. Ronnie Bogdin, Andy Leonard and Shawn Addley.

Ultimately, officers seized 135.9 grams of methamphetamine, 15.8 grams of heroin, a number of unlawfully possessed prescription pills, items of paraphernalia, a large folding knife and over $5000 cash.

Gill was booked into jail on Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute (F1), Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute (F1), Possession of Controlled Substance (five different kinds of prescription medications) with Intent to Distribute(F1), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (MA), Possession of a Weapon by a Restricted Person (MA) and the traffic offenses. All drug offenses are subject to a Drug Free Zone Enhancement. Gill has 18 previous arrests, mostly for theft, weapons and drug offenses. Gill is also presently released on $32,000 bail from a serious drug offense allegedly committed on Jan. 6, 2015.

Saccomanno was booked into jail on Possession of Methamphetamine (F2), Possession of Paraphernalia (MA) and a seat belt violation. Saccomanno has only two prior DUI convictions.

Vigil was booked on Possession of Paraphernalia (MA) and an unrelated Retail Theft charge (MB). Vigil has only three prior arrests, including two DUI convictions.

All charges will be screened by the Carbon County Attorney to determine the appropriate formal charges.

 

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