Two California men arrested; credit card fraud, drug charges

CEDAR CITY — Two California men were arrested Oct. 8 for possession of stolen credit cards and drug possession.

Dedarien McClellan, of California, booking photo posted Oct. 8, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Dedarien McClellan, of California, booking photo posted Oct. 8, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Both Dedarien McClellan and Robert Redd, both of California, were passengers in a car pulled over for speeding heading south on Interstate 15 at mile marker 81 (near Paragonah exit), Sgt. Bauer of the Utah Highway Patrol said. When the UHP trooper approached the car he could smell marijuana and conducted a search.

During the search of the vehicle and its occupants, Bauer said, the trooper discovered a personal-use amount of marijuana and multiple fraudulent credit cards.

These cards not only carry charges for possession, Bauer said, but also for how many times they have been used to make a purchase.

McClellan and Redd were both arrested and booked into the Iron County Jail, Bauer said. The driver of the vehicle was found to not be at fault and was not arrested on any charges.

Robbert Redd, of California, booking photo posted Oct. 8, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Robert Redd, of California, booking photo posted Oct. 8, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

McClellan is being charged with six third-degree felony counts of unlawful possession of a credit card, a third-degree felony count of possession of marijuana and a class B misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia. He currently remains in custody with bail set at $10,000

Redd was charged with a single third-degree felony count of unlawful possession of a credit card and remains in custody with a $5,000 set bail.

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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2 Comments

  • el jefe October 15, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Some more great outstanding California “tourists” just passing through. And not even using their own “tourists dollars”……imagine that. Good job UHP!!

  • Caligirl October 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    What I don’t understand is, when you are committing crimes and you have evidence of these crimes on your person or in the vehicle with you, why would you not obey all traffic laws?? I see this over and over again. People driving unregister or un insured vehicles, not using a blinker, making an illegal u-turn, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, ect. Committing these crimes is stupid within its self, but then you go and basically ask to be arrested afterwards buy committing stupid traffic infractions!

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