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Man arrested after Murray PD finds drugs, small child in vehicle

Jason Bayless Albertson
Posted at 2:39 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 16:39:08-04

MURRAY, Utah — Murray Police arrested a man Thursday after they said they found drugs, paraphernalia and a small child in a vehicle.

Jason Bayless Albertson, 39, faces a felony charge of endangerment of a small child and misdemeanor charges of theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said they found Albertson in the driver's seat of a vehicle which had a stolen temporary license plate.

"[Albertson] was later searched and a white crystal substance was found on his person. Inside of the vehicle was a small child, approximately one year and half old seated in the front seat of the vehicle. Inside of the vehicle near the child was a piece of aluminum foil on the floorboard with burnt residue," a probable cause statement said.

Officers interviewed a female occupant of the vehicle, who told them they would find methamphetamine, heroin and suboxone in the vehicle. Police said they found mushrooms, a small bag with a crystal-like substance, a strip of suboxone and drug pipes in the vehicle's center console.

Albertson also had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Thursday morning.