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CEDAR CITY — Three men were arrested for investigation of drug trafficking in Cedar City after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper found more than eight pounds of fentanyl pills inside their vehicle during a traffic stop Sunday night.
According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the driver's arrest, the trooper had observed a red sedan driving slowly on northbound Interstate 15 just north of Cedar City, shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday.
The vehicle had "significant window tint on its front windows that appeared illegal," the trooper wrote in the affidavit, adding that he then initiated a traffic stop, getting the driver to pull over near Cedar City. The car reportedly had a temporary license plate issued in Colorado.
"The front window tint of the vehicle would later be measured at 8%, well below the legal limits of Utah and Colorado," the document added.
The trooper indicated in the report that he noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and could see several beer cans on the floor.
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