Interagency Drug Bust in Sweetwater County

An interagency effort led to multiple drug arrests last week in Rock Springs. A search warrant was conducted and undisclosed amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana were located. 39-year-old Lana Rae Vermillion was arrested for felony Delivery of Methamphetamine and Felony Child Endangerment with Methamphetamine, among other charges. A minor child was taken into protective custody. 45-year-old Phillip Vermillion was also arrested for Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. During a separate operation, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 50-year-old William Kerbs for an active warrant and 36-year-old Holly Strand for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, among other charges. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell credits the cooperative effort of multiple agencies with the arrests.


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.