Two Arrested on Drug Charges

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On 2-7-2019 Sevier County Major crimes unit arrested Bret Zimmer(29, Sigurd) and Staci Peterson (30, Sigurd) for suspected distribution ofillegal drugs. Investigators from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office andofficers from the Richfield City Police Department made the arrest of Zimmerand Peterson in Richfield and then searched the residence in Sigurd. Multiplesearch warrants were issued for Zimmer’s vehicle and residence. Several ouncesof methamphetamine along with heroin and marijuana were found during thesearch. Some baggies of mixed methamphetamine and heroin were also found. Largeamounts of cash and firearms were seized as well.

Zimmer was booked into the Sevier County Jail on charges ofPossession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute (1st Degree felony,Possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute (1st degree felony),Possession of Marijuana with the intent to distribute (2nd degreefelony) , Possession of firearms by a restricted person(3rd degree felony), and two counts of distribution of a controlled substance (1st degree felony).

Staci Peterson was booked into the Sevier County Jail onthree counts of Distribution of controlled substance, all 1st degreefelonies.

Charges are pending on other persons involved. At this time the case is also being reviewed by federal prosecutors for prosecution in federal court. This is part of an ongoing investigation.