Man arrested in Summit County after 50 pounds of marijuana allegedly found in SUV

Oscar Alexis Lustre. Photo Courtesy: Summit County Jail

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, Jan. 22, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was arrested in Summit County after officials allegedly found 50 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

A probable cause statement from Summit County’s 3rd District Court said Oscar Alexis Lustre, 54, is facing charges of third-degree felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, class B misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, class B misdemeanor use or possession of drug paraphernalia and infractions failure to register or expired vehicle registration, no valid license– expired and window tint violation.

Lustre was arrested Saturday just before 5:45 p.m.

The arresting officer from Utah Highway Patrol wrote in the probable cause statement that he observed a white SUV with very dark tint on the front windows, and performed a traffic stop on I-80 at the mile maker 150 off-ramp because of the tint.

The driver was identified as Lustre, the statement said.

“While conducting the traffic stop I became suspicious of criminal activity,” the statement said. “I called for a K-9 to do a sniff test. The K-9 officer said his dog indicated on the driver door to the odor of narcotics. The K-9 officer conducted a search of the vehicle and found a large amount of suspected marijuana.”

A total of approximately 50 pounds of suspected marijuana was found, along with two glass pipes with white residue, multiple straws with white residue in them and a small jar of suspected marijuana. A test was performed on the suspected marijuana and it was positive; the straw also tested positive for methamphetamine.

“I asked him to conduct field sobriety test,” the statement said. “He conducted the field sobriety test and I observed several clues of impairment on multiple tests. He had red blood shot eyes and dilated pupils.”

Lustre was booked into Summit County Jail with his bail set at $7,160.


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