10 busts in 7 days: Utah troopers seize over 400 pounds of drugs, 1,256 pills

Utah Highway Patrol troopers seized 236 pounds of meth in record multimillion-dollar bust during a traffic stop in Springville, Utah, Oct. 10, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

 

UTAH — Utah Highway Patrol troopers made 10 separate drug busts within one week’s time this month, seizing more than 400 pounds of narcotics, 1,256 recreational-use prescription pills and three handguns.

The 10 drug busts took place between Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, according to the Utah Highway Patrol, and included a record breaking multimillion-dollar bust with the seizure of 236 pounds of methamphetamine near Springville last week.


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The drug busts resulted in the seizure of a combined total of 165 pounds of marijuana, 251 pounds of methamphetamine, one ounce of cocaine, 1,005 alprazolam pills, 1,009 Oxycodone pills and three handguns, UHP officials said.

Five of the seizures occurred on Interstate 15, with four of the seizures occurring on Interstate 80, and one on Interstate 70, according to the Highway Patrol.

As the report is published, each case is currently being investigated by the Department of Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigation.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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9 Comments

  • ladybugavenger October 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Legalize Marijuana marijuana and get people off the pills….what is marijuana going to do? Increase coke and cheetos sales?

    • .... October 19, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      I’m all for it. it could do wonders for RealLowLife and his anger issues.

    • .... October 19, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Yeah after Bob is done taking his dosage we can all sit back and laugh at all his whacked out conspiracies while having Cheetos and Coke

      • ladybugavenger October 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

        The difference between me and Bob is that my conspiracy theories aren’t whacked out. true story. LIQ.

    • RealMcCoy October 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Does this amount include the 2 pounds from Mike Weinholtz’s house?

  • .... October 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I don’t take pills ! I can’t afford it. I don’t have a job to pay for it ! LOL ! now that’s some funny stuff right there ha ha ha ha

  • Real Life October 20, 2016 at 6:15 am

    1,256 pills? That would keep Dumpster set for almost a week!

    • .... October 21, 2016 at 8:50 am

      I would just donate some of the pills to the RealLowlife anger management program. and the rest to the RealLowlife ain’t got no friends foundation. ( smiles ) have a nice day.

  • sagemoon October 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Dang tweekers. Glad to see the meth off the street.

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