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UHP trooper finds stolen guns, drugs during stop that sends 3 to jail

By Cody Blowers, St. George News | Posted - Jan 24th, 2019 @ 9:03am


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ST. GEORGE — Three individuals from Missouri and Iowa were arrested by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper after stolen guns and marijuana were allegedly found inside a vehicle on Interstate 15 late Tuesday night.

Just before midnight, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle heading south on I-15 near mile marker 2 and became suspicious as he spoke to the driver when he noticed the odor of “burnt marijuana coming from the car.”

The occupants were asked to exit the vehicle and the trooper began searching it, UHP Sgt. Jake Hicks said.

He found two firearms, a Kel Tech pistol with two magazines that was inside of a bag of clothing and a Taurus pistol inside a shoe box containing a pair of men’s Air Jordan shoes.

Hicks said the trooper also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The trooper discovered the guns were reported stolen in Iowa after running the serial numbers through the Cedar Communications Center.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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