Cedar City mother, roommate, arrested after drugs, syringes found near baby’s toys

Joshua Christopher Gronowski (left) and Sara Sigman. Photos Courtesy: Iron County Sheriff's Office

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Jan. 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Cedar City mother and a man who was staying with her were arrested Saturday after drugs and syringes were allegedly found near her 1-year-old child’s toys.

A probable cause statement from the 5th District Court of Cedar City said the mother’s roommate, Joshua Christopher Gronowski, 28, is facing charges of third-degree felony endangerment of a child, two charges of third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance and class B misdemeanor use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

The child’s mother, Sara Sigman, 22, is facing a charge of third-degree felony endangerment of a child.

The probable cause statement said that on Saturday, officials received information that Gronowski, who has a felony warrant, was staying at Sigman’s address in Cedar City.

Officers conducted a follow up at that address, and made contact with Sigman, — who also has a felony warrant — on the front porch.

Gronowski then fled out the back door. Officers found foot prints and were able to track Gronowski to a yard in a neighboring street and take him into custody.

After Gronowski was taken into custody, he gave officers consent to search his belongings.

“In Joshua’s belongings officers located two baggies with a white crystal like substance, consistent with methamphetamine, inside Joshua’s back pack,” the statement said. “Also inside the backpack was a smaller bag that contained several syringes that had brown liquid, consistent with heroin, inside of them. Also inside that smaller bag were numerous small baggies and a scale with a brown tar-like residue, consistent with heroin, on it.”

Gronowski admitted that the drugs were his, the statement said.

All of these items were located in Sigman’s bedroom, which that she shares with her child.

“The child is able to walk or crawl and all these items were located in close proximity to the child’s toys giving the child easy access to the illegal narcotics,” the statement said.

Due to Gronowski’s prior convictions for controlled substances, the possession of controlled substance charges were enhanced to felonies.

Both suspects were booked into Iron County Jail. Gronowski’s bail has been set at $15,000 and Sigman’s at $5,000.


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