Pot aroma prompts arrest for a weapon, drug possession at assisted living facility

Posted at 3:31 PM, Oct 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-25 23:09:18-04

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Police arrested an individual at an assisted living facility Saturday after staff members smelled an odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms, and the suspect was found to be carrying marijuana, narcotics and a weapon.

Sgt. Corbett Ford of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department said police responding to the call about marijuana odor at Coventry at Cottonwood Heights, 6898 S. 2300 East, found 24-year-old Keaton Yeates walking down the hallway; the man was coming from the direction of his grandpa’s room.

Police tweeted, “…thinking if you’re restricted from carrying a weapon you ought not visit grandpa at the rest home and smoke dope. #badgrandson.”

Ford said police approached Keaton and the man produced a roach, which is a slang term that refers to the butt of a marijuana cigarette. Officers also found a bag containing oxycodone pills, specifically Percocet (which is a controlled substance), and a butterfly knife. Yeates is restricted from carrying a weapon, Ford said. A butterfly knife is a folding knife with two counter-rotating handles.

Keaton was arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of oxycodone and a weapon violation. The man also had existing warrants for criminal mischief and assault.