Man arrested for trafficking for third time in four months in drug investigation

ByDonald L. Leech

Feb 4, 2022

IDAHO FALLS — Police re-arrested a suspected drug dealer along with his roommate after a search warrant Tuesday.

Aaron Wadsworth, 34, is no stranger to the Idaho Falls Police Department as he has been arrested twice for dealing methamphetamine in the past four months. Earlier this week, officers re-arrested Wadsworth, along with her roommate Devin Sibbett.

Police held Wadsworth and Sibbett in a storage unit along Sunnyside Road. Before going to the men’s home on 15th Street, Sibbett told police they would only find 13 ounces of marijuana and nothing more, according to court documents.

The search for the house yielded much more. In Sibbett’s room, investigators found 15 grams of methamphetamine and a prescription bottle of dextroamphetamine, a drug used to treat ADHD, in someone else’s name. Police wrote in a report that they also found 8.2 ounces of marijuana in the basement.

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In Wadsworth’s bedroom, detectives found drug paraphernalia, several containers of marijuana and two bags of fentanyl pills. Police estimate that around 1,000 pills were inside the bags. According to court documents, syringes containing a bloody mixture that tested positive for amphetamines were also inside the room.

At the time of Tuesday’s arrest, Wadsworth was on $100,000 bail in connection with a December drug arrest. Police were attempting to arrest Wadsworth on an out-of-county warrant when they found 590 fentanyl pills along with several packets of methamphetamine weighing approximately 90 grams. Officers also discovered that an out-of-state dispensary purchased marijuana, a bottle of Alprazolam pills and more than $4,000 in cash, according to court documents.

In September, Wadsworth was also arrested and charged with a list of crimes, including trafficking methamphetamine. He posted $75,000 bond in that case. Prior to the December incident, while out on bail, Wadsworth had made at least two trips to California to purchase drugs, court documents show.

In text messages, investigators say Wadsworth spoke to dozens of people selling fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills.

For Tuesday’s arrest, Wadsworth is charged with criminal possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute and criminal possession of methamphetamine. Sibbett is charged with criminal possession of dextroamphetamine, criminal possession of methamphetamine and criminal possession of marijuana.

Wadsworth is scheduled to appear in court on Friday for preliminary hearings in the September and December drug cases. It is also expected that prosecutors will seek the revocation of Wadsworth’s bail due to the additional charges stemming from the alleged ongoing crimes.

Preliminary hearings for Wadsworth and Sibbett on the February drug charges are scheduled for February 16.