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CEDAR CITY — A man and a woman were arrested for drug possession late Sunday night following a traffic stop on Interstate 15 that yielded an estimated 110,000 pills of suspected fentanyl.
According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the passengers' arrest, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled over their vehicle while it was driving north on I-15 near mile marker 70 in Summit after observing its front window tint was noticeably darker than the 43% allowed by Utah law.
The car also had illegal blue lights on the front of the vehicle, the arresting trooper wrote.
"While working on the citation, I began to be suspicious of criminal activity," the trooper wrote, adding that a second trooper with an accompanying K-9 unit was then deployed.
The K-9 subsequently picked up the odor of narcotics, after which the troopers conducted a probable cause search of the car, according to the charging documents.
The officers found a box in the trunk containing 20 packages of suspected counterfeit M-30 pills believed to contain fentanyl. The total weight of the packaged pills was approximately 25 pounds, with an estimated street value of $2.75 million, the affidavit states.
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