UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | June 19, 2024

Hurricane Police Nab Three For Drugs and Fraud

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Following an investigation by Hurricane Police, Washington County Drug Task Force Officers and FBI agents, three suspects are now behind bars.  Hurricane City Public Information Officer Nancy Perkins says the investigation led to a stash of counterfeit bills, drugs and a truckload of computers, printers and other equipment used to make false id’s.  36-year-old Jeron Scott Hales of Hurricane was arrested Monday at a building located at 73 South Main Street in Hurricane, after authorities obtained a search warrant, resulting in the recovery of the electronic equipment and materials. 

Monday’s arrest comes on the heels of Sunday’s arrest of 32-year-old Cedar City resident Catherine Ann Wever and 41-year-old Ronald Aaron Burch of Enterprise.  Upon a routine traffic stop and violation of the two, officers found over $8,000 in counterfeit bills and a loaded pistol on Burch’s person.  Consequentially, officers were led to fraudulent id’s and believed all three suspects were linked together. 

Hales was booked into Washington County Purgatory on a $50,000 cash-only bail and formerly charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, and possession of multiple identification documents belong to another person and identity fraud—both third degree felonies.

Wever was booked on several charges of drug and possession, finance card possession and possession of another’s identification.  Her bail is set at $100,000.

Burch was also booked on numerous charges of drug and possession, finance card possession and possession of another’s identification.  Because he was also found with a weapon, officers also charged him with carrying a concealed, loaded weapon and driving with a weapon while intoxicated.  His bail is set at $200,000.