ST. GEORGE — Two California women are in jail in Iron County after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper and his K-9 partner said they found more than 2 pounds of heroin in the center console of the vehicle during a traffic stop Thursday on Interstate 15.
According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the arrests, a UHP trooper was conducting traffic enforcement Thursday morning on northbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 77 near Parowan when he observed a vehicle heading north traveling “below the posted speed limit.”
The vehicle drifted to the left and crossed over into the adjacent lane of travel as the trooper activated his lights and began following the car, which he ultimately stopped at mile marker 82.
The driver was identified as 30-year-old Karla Zugei Delcarmen by her state-issued ID card out of California, while the passenger gave the trooper her California driver’s license identifying her as 29-year-old Dyana Elias.
A check of Delcarmen’s identification revealed that her driving privileges were suspended and also showed an active full extradition warrant issued out of U.S. District Court in Colorado for distribution of methamphetamine.