SANDY, Utah, June 15, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A motel in Sandy had to be evacuated and seven people treated at a hospital after agents with Adult Probation and Parole found a man in a room with powdered Fentanyl.
Brooke Adams, public information officer with the Utah Department of Corrections, said agents received a tip Wednesday afternoon that Nathaniel Jetter, 21, who had absconded from his last known address, was staying at a motel near 9000 S. State St.
When agents arrived at the motel, they located Jetter and another person in a room. Jetter was arrested and the second person was questioned, but was not taken into custody.
Agents then spotted a gun in the room and called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
When ATF agents arrived, they found a powdered substance believed to be fentanyl. They called the Drug Enforcement Agency and Sandy City Police.
The motel was evacuated while responders began the process of decontaminating the property. In powdered form, fentanyl can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin, and can be deadly.
Both Jetter and the person with him were taken to a local hospital for observation, and underwent decontamination.
Jetter has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail where he is being held for probation violation until the DEA determines what charges will filed.