This investigation came to a head Wednesday, December 11, 2013, when the Washington County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the St. George Police Department tactical team, executed a search warrant at Keven and Kitty’s residence,861 N Redrock Rd, unit 15, in St. George, Utah. Keven Jones and Jason Axley were stopped in a vehicle that had left the Redrock Rd address. Contraband, a container used for transporting illicit drugs, was discovered during a search of the vehicle. Keven and Jason were arrested. Following the traffic stop, a search warrant was served at Keven and Kiity’s Redrock Road address. Suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, approximately a thousand dollars in U.S. currency, and records indicating drug transactions were located during the search. Additionally, six firearms were removed from the residence as evidence.
The investigation revealed that children have been present in the hours before the search warrant was served. The suspected drugs and firearms in the residence were located in areas that were accessible to children, exposing them to the associated dangers with guns and drugs.
Kitty Dirickson and Keven Jones were booked into Washington County Correctional Facility, Purgatory, for felony child endangerment, as well as multiple felony weapons and drug manufacturing/distribution charges.
Jason Axley was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Adult Probation and Parole placed a 72 hour hold on Mr. Axley following his booking.