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DUI stop leads to arrest for Possession of Meth

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Seymour, Cody W.
Seymour, Cody W. 

April 13, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

RE: DUI stop leads to arrest for Possession of Meth

     Just after 7pm last Sunday afternoon, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the Ucon area for a report of a possibly intoxicated driver.  The reporting party was giving updates on the vehicle and where it was traveling, advising it was swerving all over the road almost hitting other vehicles.  A Deputy located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop near Woodruff and N. Yellowstone. 

     The Deputy made contact with the driver, 32 year old Cody W. Seymour of Rexburg, and observed mannerisms from him that indicated he was under the influence.  After having Mr. Seymour perform several Field Sobriety Tests, the Deputy asked him if he had been using narcotics.  Mr. Seymour told the Deputy he had smoked Marijuana earlier in the day, and smoked Methamphetamine about 24 hours earlier.  When asked if there was Methamphetamine in the car, Mr. Seymour told the Deputy there was a quarter (1/4th) of an Ounce in his car.

     During this time other Deputies arrived to assist, including a K-9 Deputy that had indicated drugs may be present inside the vehicle.  Deputies searched the vehicle and recovered a drug pipe, containers with Marijuana residue, Suboxone tabs, and over 29 grams of Methamphetamine.  Deputies also seized $1700 in cash that was found with the Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 

     Mr. Seymour was transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 2nd Offense Driving Under the Influence.  Deputies are continuing an investigation into Mr. Seymour’s activities related to his possession of illegal drugs. 

     Local Law Enforcement responds to reports of intoxicated drivers on a daily basis.  Intercepting intoxicated drivers before they’re involved in a crash that causes harm to themselves or others is good for the community as a whole.  The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office recommends being a good witness first and reporting intoxicated drivers to your local Law Enforcement so available resources can attempt to intervene and investigate.  We always appreciate the public’s help in reporting criminal activity.