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Wasatch BackNET Seizes 50 Pounds Of Marijuana

Wasatch Back Narcotics Enforcement Team or BackNET, conducted a traffic stop on Saturday that resulted in a drug bust of 50 pounds of marijuana.

According to Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department, during a traffic stop on US 40 on Saturday law enforcement deployed narcotics trained dog that alerted officers of the smell of illegal drugs.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 50 pounds of marijuana was located in the trunk of the car. Following the traffic stop BackNET detectives were granted a search warrant for the occupant’s residence in Wasatch County at the home more marijuana and cocaine was seized.

Two Wasatch County residents, a man and a woman, were arrested and booked into the Wasatch County Jail on multiple felony drug charges.

In December 2018 Heber City officers arrested one of the same individuals and seized about 150 pounds of marijuana.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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