WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 26, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) –Utah Highway Patrol traffic stops on Tuesday and Thursday in Washington county yielded significant amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine.
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper on Tuesday stopped a car on Interstate 15 for a traffic violation, and detected the odor of marijuana.
A search of the stopped vehicle resulted in the discovery of 370 pounds of high-grade marijuana, stored in plastic trash bags in the rear cargo area, according to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol.
The State Bureau of Investigation responded, learned the 41-year-old male was transporting the marijuana from the San Diego area to Philadelphia. The driver was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail.
On Thursday, another traffic stop made a trooper suspect illegal activity. The driver stated he had small amounts of marijuana. During a search, Troopers located approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine in a piece of luggage on the rear seat.
The 32-year-old male was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail.