Pounds of ‘zombie drug’ and meth seized in major Utah drug bust

Posted at 12:42 PM, Feb 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-03 17:28:10-05

WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Almost 20 pounds of methamphetamine and the “zombie drug” also known as “krokodil” are off Utah streets after Weber/Morgan Narcotic Strike Force drug bust.

Carlos Rodriguez, 31

Carlos Rodriguez, 31

Officials said 31-year-old Carlos Jesus Inzunza Rodriguez based the major drug operation out of his West Valley City home.

Agents said Rodriguez would get “large amounts” of meth straight from Mexican drug cartels and transport it to Utah where he sold it for a profit.

Authorities arrested Rodriguez Jan. 29 when he delivered seven pounds of meth to a Pleasant View City gas station.

Instead of making more than $80,000 on the sale, he learned he had been dealing with law enforcement all along.

Officials also found more than 12 pounds of meth and almost two pounds of a substance suspected to be”krokodil,” at his West Valley City home.

The substance has not been tested at the lab so it is not confirmed as the “zombie drug” yet.

If the drug is confirmed as “krokodil,” Utah agencies said it will be “of great concern that such a dangerous drug” is available here in large supply.

In total, authorities seized more than $600,000 in drugs and more than $4,000 in drug proceeds.

Rodriguez was arrested for drug possession with intent to distribute.

Authorities said he is in the U.S. illegally from Mexico and has been placed on immigration hold.

Officials said they first started seeing the flesh-eating “zombie drug” in Utah back in 2013.

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