Police: Car stolen out of Colorado had marijuana hidden under hood

Police: Car stolen out of Colorado had marijuana hidden under hood

(Salt Lake County Jail)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Two men were arrested Sunday after a police dog found marijuana under the hood of a stolen car, according to investigators.

Officers determined the car was stolen out of Colorado after responding to a suspicious vehicle report at 500 E. Kensington Avenue at about 11:40 p.m., according to the Salt Lake City Police Department. Investigators said there were four people inside the car when officers arrived.

“While dealing with the occupants of the car, officers smelled the odor of marijuana,” a statement from the department reads. “A police dog was used and discovered a large amount of marijuana inside the car and under the hood.”

Officers recovered about a pound of marijuana, according to detective Greg Wilking. He said it was unclear whether the men purchased the marijuana legally in Colorado or obtained it through other means.

Thomas Porter, 22, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a stolen vehicle. Josh Studstill, 22, was arrested on suspicion of providing false information and possession of paraphernalia. Both men were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.


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