TWIN FALLS • A driver making a delivery to the Chobani plant was arrested after he admitted smoking heroin in his semi, police said.
Peter N. Yatsenko, 27, of Sacramento, Calif., and his passenger, Veronika S. Radionova, 21, also of Sacramento, each was arraigned Monday on felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
About 5:30 p.m. Friday, security at the Chobani plant, 3450 Kimberly Road, called police when they spotted a delivery truck moving erratically with a driver acting suspiciously.
Police said Radionova told them she had been smoking heroin with Yatsenko on the drive from Salt Lake City. She said drug paraphernalia still was in the truck, but she believed she and Yatsenko had smoked all the heroin, police reported.
Yatsenko also reportedly admitted to smoking heroin in the semi just before police arrived and said foil-wrapped heroin was in the cab. He said he smoked the drug using a tube from a pen.
“It’s extraordinarily dangerous conduct being alleged,” Magistrate Judge Thomas Kershaw said during Yatsenko’s arraignment.
Radionova was held on $10,000 bond, and Yatsenko was held on $50,000 bond. Each is scheduled to reappear in court Nov. 28 for preliminary hearings.