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.
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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