Utah Highway Patrol

Troopers find 40 pounds of meth, 2 pounds of heroin in I-15 traffic stop near Cedar City

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Dec. 6, 2019 at 5:15 p.m.

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CEDAR CITY — Troopers confiscated 40 pounds of meth and another two pounds of heroin and fentanyl in a traffic stop on I-15 Friday.

About 10:30 a.m., the Utah Highway Patrol troopers pulled over two cars for equipment violations on northbound I-15 near Cedar City, according to a tweet from the agency.

Canine units alerted the troopers to narcotics when they were inspecting the cars. Troopers found the meth in the first car and the heroin and fentanyl in the second car, according to the tweet.

Three adults were arrested in connection with the discovery, according to UHP Sgt. Lawrence Hopper. He did not release their ages or identities because the investigation is ongoing and troopers are waiting for prosecutors to allow the release of that information.

No other information about the incident was immediately available.


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