Man charged after vandalizing a motorcycle on his way to deliver fentanyl

BLACKFOOT – A 26-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to elude police on a motorcycle and crashed while trying to deliver drugs.

Austin Carmona was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor use or possession with intent to use, and misdemeanor fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

On Monday, around 10:26 p.m., a Blackfoot police officer was patrolling Wooton Way when he observed a motorcycle fail to stop at a stop sign on Highland Drive.

The rider turned left and west onto Wooton Way. According to court documents, the motorcycle “swerved within the lane and entered Wooton Way at a speed of approximately 40 miles per house in a posted 20 mile per hour zone.”

The officer said the motorcycle reached speeds of up to 50 km/h.

When the officer attempted to pull the motorcycle over, the driver reportedly accelerated and drove into oncoming traffic.

As the motorcycle approached the intersection of Lemon Street, the rider attempted to turn left but drove off the roadway into a dirt driveway at the northeast corner of Lemon Street and Wooton Way.

He “couldn’t maintain traction and overturned, causing the motorcycle and rider to tip over onto the gravel section.”

The rider and motorcycle lay on the ground until the officer arrived. The rider, later identified as Carmona, stood up and after the officer told him to lie back down, he lay back on the ground.

Carmona was placed in handcuffs and the officer searched him.

What the police say they found

According to police reports, the officer found a wallet with cash in it and a plastic container in his front pocket. Inside the plastic container was a “plastic baggie containing multiple blue round pills” that the officer believed to be fentanyl.

Later, the officer counted a total of 113 pills.

Also in Carmona’s front pocket, the officer found $100 in cash.

According to court documents, Carmona told the officer to deliver the pills to someone at Fort Hall.

He then admitted that he would pick up a thousand “dirty thirty” fentanyl pills that same evening.

Carmona was then taken to the Bingham County Jail and booked.

After further investigation of the plastic container found, the officer allegedly found 2.43 grams of methamphetamine. Inside the wallet, the officer found $879 in cash.

Carmona was booked on a $100,000 bond. He is expected to appear for a preliminary hearing on June 6.

If convicted, he could face life in prison.

Although Carmona has been accused of these crimes, this does not necessarily mean he committed them. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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