A 19 year old Oregon man is in jail after a Deputy stopped him and found him to be in Utah to sell drugs at the Colors Festival near Spanish Fork. The drugs he had have a street value of $25,000.
On March 26, 2017, at about 5:45 PM, a Deputy with the Utah County Sheriff's Office was patrolling Hobble Creek Canyon about a mile inside the canyon. In that area he saw a man driving a white passenger car on the Hobble Creek Parkway walking trail. The Deputy stopped the car and spoke to the driver, Sean Robert McDonald, age 19, from Bend, Oregon. Also in the car were three juveniles, a boy age 17, a girl age 17, and another girl age 16. This girl later told the Deputy she was 15 but did not remember her birthday.
During the course of this stop the Deputy found the juveniles to be in possession of cigarettes. He also noticed a strong odor of marijuana in the car. McDonald showed signs of drug use and he was later arrested for DUI. When Deputies searched the car they found a large quantity of six different types of drugs. Quantities of drugs found included 727 ecstasy pills, 2 grams of cocaine, 8 vials of LSD (acid), 47 grams of marijuana, 12 Xanax pills, 22 grams of dabs (processed marijuana or marijuana hash oil). These quantities made up over 2,200 individual doses of drugs with a street value of approximately $25,000. McDonald came to Utah to attend the Colors Festival at the Krishna Temple near Spanish Fork with the intention of selling the drugs he had with him. Deputies also seized $1,120.00 in cash and have initiated forfeiture proceedings for that cash. McDonald was booked into jail on four first degree felony charges of Possession of LSD, Cocaine, Dabs, and Ecstasy With Intent To Distribute; two second degree felony charges of Possession of Marijuana and Xanax With Intent to Distribute, three third degree felony charges of Child Endangerment; Class B misdemeanor charges of DUI and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Driving on the Sidewalk, an infraction. McDonald's bail has been set at $50,000.00 cash or bond.
The three juveniles in this case were each issued citations for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The parents of the 17 year old boy were aware he was in Utah, but the parents of the two girls believed they were at a Colors Festival in Portland, Oregon. They did not know their daughters were in Utah. After coordinating with the parent's of the juveniles the three were booked into Vantage Point, a youth receiving facility that is part of Wasatch Mental Health. The mother of one of the girls drove to Utah and took her daughter and the other two juveniles back to Oregon.
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