Man arrested in Cedar City after K-9 sniffs out drugs during traffic stop

Iron County deputies arrested a man Wednesday after they say they found 12 packages of suspected methamphetamine inside his vehicle.

Iron County deputies arrested a man Wednesday after they say they found 12 packages of suspected methamphetamine inside his vehicle. (Kellie L. Folkerts, Shutterstock)



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CEDAR CITY — A man suspected of being involved in drug trafficking was arrested following a traffic stop in Cedar City on Wednesday.

Joseph Flores, 23, was booked into Iron County Jail shortly after 2 p.m. During a traffic stop earlier that afternoon, Iron County sheriff's deputies reportedly found 12 packages of suspected methamphetamine, each weighing approximately one pound, inside a box on the back seat of his vehicle.

According to a probable cause statement filed on Thursday in support of his arrest, Flores was pulled over by a deputy for allegedly traveling 100 mph in a 75 mph zone.

Deputies responding to the traffic stop called in a K-9 officer and handler to assist. During a free air sniff, the dog gave a positive indication of the odor of narcotics, which led the officers to locate the drugs and seize them, along with the vehicle.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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