UHP Makes $2.5 Million Pot Bust

UHP Makes $2.5 Million Pot Bust

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(Richfield-AP) -- A huge drug bust by the Utah Highway Patrol takes two-and-a-half million dollars worth of pot off the streets.

A semitrailer truck was stopped Tuesday for a commercial vehicle safety inspection just south of Richfield on Interstate-70. That's about 160 miles south of Salt Lake City.

U-H-P officers became suspicious of the driver and passenger and asked to search the trailer.

Officers found about seven-hundred pounds of marijuana inside. But the officers weren't done yet. They then used the two suspects in their 40s from California to set up a delivery in Denver, where six more people who showed up to claim the drugs were arrested.

Authorities say those arrested in Denver will face prosecution in Colorado.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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