Drug paraphernalia found in stolen vehicle after 100 mph chase


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WASHINGTON COUNTY — Law enforcement officers found multiple items of drug paraphernalia after chasing down a vehicle reported as stolen at speeds reaching 100 mph last week.

A probable cause statement from the Washington County Sheriff's Office says late in the evening on Dec. 1 deputies were notified about a stolen Hyundai Sonata headed north on I-15. According to the charging document, the vehicle's owner was tracking the car on their phone after it was stolen near Roy High School.

Deputies followed the car on the freeway, confirmed the plate number with dispatch, and turned on emergency lights and siren to pull the vehicle over. But the driver to speed up to 100 mph. The charging document says deputies were eventually able to deploy spikes, causing damage in one of the front and both rear tires.

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Trevin Forsgren, was taken into police custody for possession of a stolen vehicle and evading police, according to the document. No one else was in the vehicle with the driver.

Forsgren told deputies there was drug paraphernalia in the back of the car, the document says, and the officers also found a marijuana pipe in the driver's door. They went on to find syringes, tin foil with burnt residue, prescription pills in an unlabeled bottle, a tube with burnt residue and a spoon in the vehicle. Officials confirmed on Sunday that one of the syringes showed presumptive positive for meth, and a tube was presumptive positive for heroin.

Forsgren told deputies he had been car hopping in the area around Roy High School, looking for things to steal and came across the Hyundai running and unoccupied.

"Trevin said he was in Nevada north on I-15 and some troopers tried to stop him and he ran from them," arresting officer Cory Norman wrote in the statement. "I asked why he did not stop for me or the troopers and he said that he was on probation with AP&P out of Ogden and that he was in the stolen car and was not going to stop."

Forsgren was being held in the Washington County Jail for investigation of evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of meth, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, pills not in a prescription bottle, and possession of paraphernalia, the court document says.


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