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Salt Lake Police say two drug suspects made it easy to arrest them

Narcotics left in plain view inside vehicle
Posted at 12:17 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 14:53:21-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police made two drug arrests Tuesday and say they got a huge assist in both cases from the suspects themselves.

One of the arrests was made in the parking lot of a Target Superstore after the suspect locked his keys in his own car.

Police responded to the parking lot after calls came in about someone trying to break into a vehicle.

It turns out 30-year-old John Capito was trying to break into his own car after locking the keys inside.

When officers showed up they offered to help but Capito declined, saying AAA was on the way.

That’s when things went from bad to worse for Capito.

"Guy locks himself out of his car, leaves the drugs in plain view, officers show up to help and he gets busted," Detective Greg Wilking with the Salt Lake City Police Department said. "He had marijuana, he had cocaine, he had methamphetamine, he had heroin. He had it all and the gun, stolen gun to boot, yeah, he's in some big trouble."

Earlier in the day, Salt Lake Police busted Carlos Martinez. Investigators say Martinez was driving around in a car with license plates that didn’t match the vehicle.

Officers pulled him over, found distributable amounts of meth and arrested him.

Both Martinez and Capito face numerous felony charges.