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Failure to signal results in 27-pound pot bust in Sevier Co.

250 THC vape cartridges and 410 packages of marijuana edibles also seized, police say
Mug shot: Cassandra Constance Miller
Posted at 1:04 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 15:05:14-05

RICHFIELD, Utah — A woman faces a felony charge of possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in Sevier County earlier this week.

A Richfield Police officer stopped 28-year-old Cassandra Constance Miller for failing to signal as she merged onto eastbound I-70 from the on-ramp near exit 37.

According to a probable cause statement, the officer asked Miller who the car was registered to, and Miller said it belonged to her boyfriend.

"I asked when [the boyfriend] had registered the car and she said a few days ago. I then asked Cassandra what [the boyfriend]'s last name was, and she just stared at me," the officer wrote.

The officer said he could smell raw marijuana as he was talking to Miller. Meanwhile, a Utah Highway Patrol K-9 unit arrived at the scene of the traffic stop, and the trooper began walking the K-9 around the car.

"[The] dog suddenly turned back and went to the trunk area of the car. The dog sat down and seemed very interested in the trunk of the car," the probable cause statement says.

Police said a search of the vehicle netted about 27 pounds of raw marijuana, separated into one-pound packages, along with three one-pound packages of marijuana shatter, 250 THC vape cartridges and 410 packages of marijuana edibles.

Miller was taken to a UHP field office, where she agreed to speak with the Richfield officer and the UHP trooper after she had been read her Miranda rights.

"[Miller] admitted to knowing the marijuana was in the car, and stated it was all hers and she would ... [do] the time," the statement says.

In addition to the third-degree felony charge of possession with the intent to distrubute, Miller faces class B misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.