Police find meth hidden in food containers after suspect calls cops

Tuesday , February 14, 2017 - 3:11 PM2 comments

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

GARLAND — Garland Police seized roughly 36 pounds of meth disguised in food canisters Sunday. 

Police received a call from a driver who said he was being followed by multiple suspicious vehicles, according to a Facebook post by Garland Police.

Authorities met the 27-year-old man around 3 a.m. Sunday at a service station off Interstate 15, but they did not find anyone following him. Instead, police found 36 pounds of methamphetamine disguised in food containers in the man’s vehicle. 

Garland City Police Chief Chad Soffe told Fox 13 that the drugs have a street value of almost half a million dollars. Soffe also said Sunday that police are trying to determine the man’s identity after he gave them a forged passport as his identification. 

The suspect was booked for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and forgery, according to the Facebook post. 

The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office and Tremonton Police Department assisted Garland Police with the arrest and seizure.

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