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Traffic stop leads to drug bust


On Aug. 19 an investigation by the Emery County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force led to the arrest of suspects wanted on a no-bail warrant.

Detective Jeff Thomas said, "This person was located through a traffic stop. Two adults, one male and one female were arrested. The female was released to Utah County authorities for charges on an outstanding no-bail warrant in Utah County. No charges were filed against this female in Emery County.

"The male was arrested on the outstanding no-bail warrant and charged with marijuana possession and cultivation.

"A search warrant was obtained and during the search of the Huntington residence a large marijuana plant was found, four grams of methamphetamine and just under a half-pound of marijuana and other paraphernalia.

"We really try to work with people and give them a chance when they have problems.

"Through our drug court program they can get the counseling they need to help beat an addiction. Those in drug court are monitored with random urine analysis and it gives them a chance to get their lives back together. We have an officer that just works specifically with those in the drug court.

"We have also been busy investigating the horse shooting in Huntington, and following up on leads in that case," said Detective Thomas.

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