By Darcy Chavez, Communications –
N’twydamala Cook is a 19-year-old who was arrested October 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah for his involvement and leadership in one of the largest drug trafficking rings in the state. Jessica Jacobs, Cook’s mother, was arrested the following month. Jacobs was taken into custody and questioned for hours about her son. She said she believed that her son’s drug trafficking gig was actually a clothing brand he had started. She claimed it was called “PND,” or “people need design.”
The truth of the matter is it was actually Cook’s brand, which stood for: “people need drugs.” And supply them with drugs he did.
As the police began to question Jacob’s involvement in her son’s drug trafficking, it became clear that she was trying to seem as uninvolved as possible. She claimed to have no idea what he was doing the entire time. She claimed to have no access to Cook’s phone, social media or friends. Officers started digging deeper. Upon examining Jacob’s phone records, it became clear that Jacobs worked for her son. She met up with other dealers, sold drugs and even deleted evidence from Cook’s phone for him.
With many others involved and with so many missing pieces, it’s clear that this case will remain open for an extended period of time. In a situation like this, it can be very hard to get the correct story and know who is telling the truth. With Converus EyeDetect technology, the police could administer an investigative test to all involved parties. This 15-minute test, with questions specifically about the trafficking ring, would reveal with a 90 percent accuracy who’s telling the truth — and who’s lying.