Detectives allegedly find more than 20 pounds of meth in man’s Salt Lake City home

Mahbod Fari. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Salt Lake City man was arrested Thursday after officials allegedly found more than 20 pounds of meth in his home, as well as a pound of heroin.

A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake County said Mahbod G. Fari, 41, is facing charges of two counts of distribute/offer/arrange distribution of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony; as well as purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

The Utah County Major Crimes Task Force served a narcotics search warrant at an address on State Street in Salt Lake City, the probable cause statement said. The search warrant also included Mahbod Fari as a suspect, the statement said.

“UCMCTF detectives found over 20 pounds of white crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine,” the statement said. “Detectives also found about a pound of brown tar like substance that field tested positive for heroin. They also found drug paraphernalia to include but not limited to digital scale and baggies.”

Detectives also found a handgun, and a “very high amount of cash,” the statement said. All incriminating evidence was seized and detectives took several pictures, the statement said.

Fari did not want to answer questions after he was read his Miranda Rights, however, he voluntarily stated that he is on federal probation and has served several years in federal prison.

The suspect was transported to the Salt Lake County Jail with his bail set at $30,000.

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