Burlington, Washington– On April 28th, 2016, Burlington Police Officers responded to the Best Buy parking lot around 4 pm for reports of a suspicious Honda vehicle in the area with several subjects in it.
According to a probable cause affidavit of arrest obtained by SkagitBreaking.com through a Public Disclosure request, responding Officers found the vehicle and contacted a Todd Sloan, of Mount Vernon and a Kaylee Naylor of Burlington. Mr. Sloan had misdemeanor warrants out of Mount Vernon Court for Failure to Appear, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license with a $3,500 bail.
Officers told Mr. Sloan he was being detained for his warrants and he quickly started walking towards the front passenger door of the vehicle. Officers stopped him and conducted a search of his person where they found a clear miniature zip lock baggie with suspected Crystal Methamphetamine in his right front pants pocket. Mr. Sloan advised Officers the baggie did contain meth.
The owner of the vehicle, Kaylee Naylor signed a voluntary note granting Officers permission to search the vehicle, where Officers found a cigarette pack on the passengers seat with Heroin in it and another miniature zip log baggie stuck to the outside of the passenger window with Heroin in it. Mr. Sloan admitted to Officers that he had removed the baggie of Heroin and threw it when Officers attempted to detain him.
Officers then contacted an Ashley Stafford on scene who admitted the heroin in the cigarette pack was hers and completed a written statement taking responsibility for the heroin in the cigarette pack.
The controlled substances were later weighed and field tested. The baggie of Methamphetamine weighed .7 grams. The baggie of Heroin weighed .3 grams and the baggie of Heroin recovered from the Cigarette Pack weighed 3.3 grams.
Mr. Sloan was charged with two Counts of Possession of a controlled substance and Stafford’s charges are being reviewed.
Neither subject is currently listed on the Skagit County Jail Roster.