Woman arrested in Sevier County after 27 pounds of marijuana found in vehicle, police say

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SEVIER COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 11, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman has been arrested in Sevier County after 27 pounds of marijuana were allegedly found in her vehicle.

A probable cause statement from the 6th District Court of Richfield said Cassandra Constance Miller, 28, is facing charges of:

  • Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a third-degree felony
  • Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana/spice, a class B misdemeanor
  • Use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor

On Feb. 7 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the arresting officer stopped a vehicle for allegedly failing to signal when merging onto I-70 eastbound from the exit 37 on-ramp. The officer advised the sole occupant and driver, Miller, the reason for the stop and asked for her license, registration, and proof of insurance, the officer claims.

Miller gave the officer her license and was searching for her other documents. The officer asked where she had come from and she said she had spent three days in Las Vegas.

“Cassandra was having a hard time finding her registration card, and I asked who owned the vehicle,” the statement said. “Cassandra told me it was her boyfriend’s car. I asked when her boyfriend had registered the car and she said a few days ago. I then asked Cassandra what her boyfriend’s last name was, and she just stared at me.”

The arresting officer claimed in the statement he could smell a faint odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A second trooper arrived and deployed his K-9. The K-9 was walking towards the front of the car then suddenly turned back and went to the trunk area of the car, the statement said.

The officer had Miller exit the vehicle and gave her the option to sit in his patrol car; she said she would stand outside.

The troopers then found 27 pounds of raw marijuana in 27 one pound packages, as well as three pounds of marijuana shatter, which is a concentrate, in three one pound packages, 250 THC vape cartridges, and 410 packages of marijuana edibles.

There was also what appeared to be personal use marijuana in the back seat of the car, the statement said.

Miller was interviewed at the UHP section officer and after being read her Miranda rights, agreed to answer questions. “Cassandra admitted to knowing the marijuana was in the car, and stated it was all hers and she would do the time,” the statement said.

“It should be noted there was a large amount of packaging material for the marijuana also located in the vehicle,” the statement added. “Right behind the driver seat I located six plastic marijuana cylinders, and a THC vape cartridge inside of a black plastic baggie.”

Miller was transported to Sevier County Jail with her bail set at $7,500.


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