On July 13 at 10:51 p.m., officers with the Moab Police Department stopped a gray Ford Ranger due to the vehicle having no taillights and failing to illuminate the rear registration, according to a MPD report.
A glass bong was seen on the passenger side of the vehicle and an open container of vodka was visible in the back seat. Based on what was in plain view, officers detained the individual, a male, and searched the car, according to the report.
In a black duffel bag in the back seat, a bag with a white crystalline substance that field-tested positive as methamphetamine was found. Three more bags of methamphetamine were located in a zippered case under the driver’s seat. The officers also found marijuana and a bag of psilocybin mushrooms as well as a large “machete-style knife” and a baseball bat.
The report said that when police reviewed the driver’s information, it was found that he was a convicted felon. He was transported to Grand County Jail and booked on possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of psilocybin with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, all three of which are felonies. He was also charged with two counts possession of a dangerous weapon by a category two restricted person and possession of drug paraphernalia, which are misdemeanors.