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Observant deputy takes large quantity of drugs off the street

A little after 4 p.m., on May 6, 2023, a Kane County Deputy stopped a vehicle east of Kanab for speeding. The 21-year-old male driver did not have a driver’s license and later admitted it was suspended. The observant deputy noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and it was discovered that the driver had a warrant from Millard County and was placed under arrest. After an in-depth interview with the driver and the 20-year-old passenger, the deputy could see some irregularities in their stories.

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During the search, two large packages containing thousands of pills were found, which tested positive for Fentanyl, a well as a package wrapped in brown plastic containing black heroin and a package wrapped in duct tape containing brown heroin. Photo courtesy of KCSO.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy located what appeared to be a large quantity of drugs. There were two large packages containing thousands of pills, which tested positive for Fentanyl. A package wrapped in brown plastic contained black heroin and a package wrapped in duct tape contained brown heroin. When weighed, there was 2.4 pounds of fentanyl, and 4.8 pounds of heroin with a street value of several hundred thousand dollars. The driver was booked into the Kane County Jail on the warrant and drug charges, while the passenger was booked on the drug possession charges.


Kane County Sheriff’s Office is extremely happy that these drugs will not make it to the street and express how grateful we are for our well trained and observant deputies working to keep our highways and neighborhoods safe.


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