Police: Man found in Spanish Fork with 100 pounds of marijuana, stolen gun

Christopher Bradley Page. Photo Courtesy: Utah County Jail

SPANISH FORK, Utah, April 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Colorado man was arrested in Spanish Fork Saturday after he was allegedly found with 100 pounds of marijuana and a stolen gun.

A probable cause statement from Utah County said Christopher Bradley Page, 25, from Colorado Springs, is facing charges of:

  • Theft by receiving stolen property, a second-degree felony
  • Purchase, transfer, possession, use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony
  • Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a third-degree felony
  • Use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor
  • Failure to register or expired vehicle registration, an infraction

The arresting officer wrote in the probable cause statement that he stopped a car in Spanish Fork City for having an expired temporary registration. The driver told the officer that he just bought the car on Thursday and the man he bought it from left the temporary registration on the car.

“I smelled marijuana inside of the car and saw large bags that were covered up with a sleeping bag,” the statement said. “I talked to the driver and he said that he was from Colorado and he had been in town for a day or two to buy car parts. I told him of my concern about the marijuana smell and he told me that I could check his car to make sure that the only thing he had in the car was a marijuana pipe but no marijuana.”

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The arresting officer checked the car and found an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags.

“I also found a handgun that was loaded and ready to fire,” the statement said. “The gun returned as stolen out of Oklahoma.”

The driver, who was identified as Christopher Page, was read his Miranda rights and questioned.

“He told me that he didn’t know what he was transporting but that whatever it was he was going to be paid when he delivered it to Colorado,” the statement said. “He said he bought the gun from someone in Oklahoma a couple of years ago and he didn’t know that it was stolen.”

Page does not have a criminal history, the statement said. He lives in Colorado with no ties to Utah County.

The suspect was transported to Utah County Jail, with his bail set at $25,000.

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