May 7, 2019
On May 3rd, 2019, at approximately 8pm, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies in the Ammon Division were called to the La Quinta Inn on S. 25th E. to a report of possible drug activity in one of the room. Deputies arrived and were told by hotel staff that guests reported the strong smell of marijuana smoke coming from a room. Deputies made contact with two adult males and one adult female that was renting the room and immediately recognized the smell of burnt marijuana coming from that location.
One of the adults, identified as 24 year old Derek M. Brown of Idaho Falls, admitted to Deputies that marijuana was recently smoked inside the room. Deputies were able to search the room and located multiple items of drug paraphernalia and knives in open view. Brown pointed out to Deputies that a container on the night stand contained approximately 7 grams of Methamphetamine. Deputies also located a separate baggie of Methamphetamine and a baggie of dried Hallucinogenic Mushrooms. At that time Brown claimed ownership of the drugs and numerous items of paraphernalia. Deputies later weighed all of the substances located in the room found to be approximately 17 grams of Methamphetamine and 6.5 grams of Dried Mushrooms.
Brown was placed under arrest and transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.