Local man arrested, charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine

Daniel Scott Castaneda

A deputy with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a man as he was driving through Moab and charged him with intent to distribute a controlled substance after officers allegedly found him high on methamphetamines and carrying seven grams of the drug, a scale and $213.

Deputies pulled Daniel Scott Castaneda over as he was approaching the intersection of 400 East and Main Street. Before the stop, a sheriff’s deputy had seen him driving and recognized him, knowing he had a suspended license. Police dispatch officials later confirmed that his license was suspended.

The deputy reported Castaneda was “shaking and taking shallow, rapid breaths” during the traffic stop. After placing him under arrest, the deputy searched Castenada’s pockets, where he allegedly found a bag with 7.3 grams of meth, two needles and two modified snort tubes.

Deputies later found a scale in the center console of Castaneda’s car along with several torches.