Davis deputy finds drugs stuffed in suspect's sock

Monday , August 25, 2014 - 3:27 PM


FARMINGTON --- The man’s foot wasn’t swollen, he had just hidden his drugs in his socks, deputies said. 

A Davis County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over Manuel Samudio, 38, of Price on Saturday at 11:26 a.m. on Interstate 15 in Farmington, said Sgt. DeeAnn Servey.

The deputy had done a license plate check and found that the owner of the truck, Samudio, had multiple warrants issued for his arrest, she said. The man then gave the deputy a false name and the deputy placed the man under arrest. 

As he was patting down Samudio, the deputy “felt something odd” in the man’s socks, she said.

Samudo had managed to stuff more than 30 baggies containing methamphetamine and heroin inside his socks, Servey said.

Officers also found multiple cell phones the man was carrying, as well as cash and drug paraphernalia.

Samudio was booked on six warrants, five out of Carbon County and one out of Castle Dale Justice Court, as well as new charges including  possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, giving false information to a police officer and driving on a revoked license.

Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or lpark@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LorettaParkSE. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SELorettaPark.

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