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Graveyard shift UPD officers get more than they bargained for in Magna traffic stop

Magna traffic stop yields evidence
Posted at 10:02 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 12:02:36-05

MAGNA, Utah — A routine traffic stop in Magna turned out to be much more.

In a Facebook post, the Unified Police Department gave a belated shout out to the weekend graveyard crew in Magna.

Magna traffic stop yields evidence
A routine traffic stop in Magna resulted in the arrest of a wanted felon and the recovery of drugs, paraphernalia and even a civilian Taser.

Last Sunday, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver was found to have an active felony 2 warrant and was taken into custody.

A probable cause search of the vehicle yielded:

  • A distributable amount of methamphetamine
  • A civilian Taser
  • Various drug paraphernalia indicative of distribution activity
  • Various fraud documents

The suspect was charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person
  • Possession of forged documents
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Pending Mail Theft