OREM Littering is the least concerning of the allegations against a Provo woman arrested Monday in American Fork by Utah County Sheriff's deputies.
The 32-year-old woman, who has been arrested 18 times in Utah County, is being held in Utah County Jail on $15,000 bail for investigation of possession of methamphetamine, aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, failure to stop at the command of a police officer, failure to respond to an officer's signal and littering, according to an affidavit filed in 4th District Court this week.
Utah County Major Crimes Task Force officers were at the Hart's gas station in American Fork and observed a possible drug deal. A detective approached the suspected drug dealer and identified himself as a police officer. The woman allegedly attempted to drive away when the detective ordered her to stop, police said. As she tried to drive away, according to the affidavit, the woman's reckless driving nearly caused the woman's vehicle to strike the detective.
Another detective commenced pursuit of the woman's vehicle in an unmarked vehicle, but with lights and sirens. The officers observed the woman, who refused to stop, throwing items out of the passenger's window of her car as she continued to drive away, according to the affidavit.
Officers later recovered methamphetamine, a loaded syringe, scales and baggies along the road. When the vehicle finally stopped for police, the woman and her passenger were both taken into custody. The woman admitted throwing out the meth, the scales and the baggies, but denied throwing out the syringe. Police said she also apologized for almost hitting the detective with her car.