Duchesne County Drug Arrests

Law enforcement has been busy fighting drugs in the Basin and Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that progress is being made. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a significant amount of drugs have been taken off the streets in the past week following multiple arrests. On September 9th, a traffic accident on US-191 south of Duchesne City sent the driver of the vehicle, Michael Lyndsay, to the hospital. During a search of the car, officers found heroin, nearly one pound of meth, methadone pills, morphine sulfate pills, oxycodone pills and paraphernalia. Once released from the hospital, Lyndsay was booked on drug charges into Duchesne County Jail. On September 12th, Landon Peatross was arrested and booked into jail after being found with Heroin in his possession. On September 13th, Shane Davis and Cherice Hipolito were arrested after a large quantity of methamphetamines, multiple bags of heroin, scales and drug paraphernalia were discovered following a search of their residence. The Sheriff’s Office urges the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity around your neighborhood. Tips can remain anonymous. The tip line is 738-0196.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.