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 of illegal drugs. Investigators from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Richfield City Police Department made the arrest of Zimmer and Peterson in Richfield and then searched the residence in Sigurd. Multiple search warrants were issued for Zimmer’s vehicle and residence. Several ounces of methamphetamine along with heroin and marijuana were found during the search. Some baggies of mixed methamphetamine and heroin were also found. Large amounts of cash and firearms were seized as well.

Zimmer was booked into the Sevier County Jail on charges of Possession 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 degree felony) , 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 on three counts of Distribution of controlled substance, all 1st degree felonies.

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.