Police seize over $200K worth of methamphetamine from Price residence

Photo Courtesy: Price City Police Department

PRICE, Utah, Sept. 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Police seized methamphetamine with a street value of over $200,000 from a Price residence last month.

A Facebook news release from Price City Police Department Wednesday said: “A multi-agency effort which included the Carbon Metro Drug Task Force, Emery County Drug Task Force, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Carbon County SWAT, Price City Police Department, and the Price City Fire Department, resulted in the seizure of over $200,000 worth of methamphetamine from a Price residence after a search warrant was served on Aug. 13.”

Several months of investigation led to the arrest of William “Bill” Besmehn, who was booked in the Carbon County Jail on multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of another person’s identification documents, the news release said. 

Approximately nine pounds of suspected methamphetamine, 28 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, smaller amounts of marijuana, suspected cocaine, and suspected heroin were also seized, the news release said. Over $9,000 in cash, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and a stolen motorcycle were recovered from the residence.

“Additional thanks to all the agencies involved with this investigation which also included assistance from the Carbon County Attorney’s Office, the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Carbon County Ambulance, and our wonderful dispatchers,” the news release said. “Special thanks to the Price City Fire Department for their extrication tools and skills.”



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