Flat Tire Leads to Big Marijuana Bust

Flat Tire Leads to Big Marijuana Bust

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(KSL News) A flat tire and a grass fire led authorities to a major marijuana bust near Cedar City.

Authorities were on the lookout for an SUV dragging a trailer. An Iron County deputy, who was off duty, spotted the vehicle and called for backup. UHP troopers responded.

They stopped a man pulling a trailer with a flat tire. That tire shot sparks all over the road and started a grass fire.

Flat Tire Leads to Big Marijuana Bust

When troopers arrived they searched the man's car and found 782 pounds of marijuana worth about $1.6 million.

He said he got it in Las Vegas. Then he helped troopers set up a sting. He called the person he got the marijuana from and told them his car broke down.

Hours later two people arrived to help out and were arrested.

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