Separate traffic stops yield 370 pounds marijuana, 20 pounds meth in Washington County

The Utah Highway Patrol on Tuesday made a traffic stop in Washington County, and found the driver was transporting 370 pounds of high-grade marijuana, pictured here. Photo: UHP

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.

The Utah Highway Patrol on Thursday made a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of 20 pounds of methamphetamine. Photo: UHP
The Utah Highway Patrol on Thursday made a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of 20 pounds of methamphetamine. Photo: UHP

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.

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