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ST. GEORGE — A broken brake light led to the arrest of two women from California following a traffic stop where troopers reportedly seized more than 7 pounds of cocaine from the backseat of the car.
On Sunday, a UHP trooper noticed a vehicle heading north on Interstate 15 in Iron County, with window tint film covering one of the brake lights. When the trooper got behind the vehicle and activated his emergency lights, the driver accelerated and continued north for more than a mile, then pulled off the right shoulder near mile marker 73 just south of Parowan and stopped.
The trooper approached and spoke to the driver, Aleidi Limon Romero, 19, who told the trooper she only had a driver's license issued out of Mexico, while the vehicle's license plates were issued out of California.
The driver was asked to sit in the trooper's patrol vehicle as he wrote out the citation. He became suspicious of further criminal activity and asked the driver for consent to search the car, which she granted, according to the report.