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3 arrested in Price after officers observe alleged drug deal

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Jul 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-16 18:26:51-04

PRICE, Utah – Three people have been arrested and a fourth is facing charges after police in Price observed an alleged drug deal in a parking lot Tuesday.

Police with the Carbon Metro Drug Task Force observed the alleged drug transaction just before noon as part of an ongoing criminal drug investigation, and officers seized two balloons of heroin, various prescription pills alleged to have been obtained illegally, paraphernalia, and $373 in cash.

According to a press release from the Price City Police Department, Brittany M. Stubbs and Keith Travis Vigil, both from Price, were booked into the Carbon County Jail on second-degree felony possession of heroin with the intent to distribute.

Marleny Elizabeth King, aka Lenny, of Price was booked for second-degree felony possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance as a class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia as a class B misdemeanor and possession of items prohibited in a correctional facility as a second-degree felony.

A fourth individual from Price will be referred to the Carbon County Attorney’s Office, and that person will not be identified until formal charges are filed—according to a press release from police.

Vigil and the unnamed individual are both on probation.

King had two active statewide warrants, one for a traffic violation and another for retail theft but the warrants are only valid in Salt Lake County. King has eight prior arrests involving drugs, theft, assault, and a business license violation relating to a massage therapy practice.

Stubbs had three previous arrests for drug-related charges.

The unnamed individual has 13 prior arrests, including arrests for drug charges, assault, theft, alcohol offenses and obstruction of justice.