OGDEN -- The Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force arrested three men they suspected intended to sell two pounds of crystal methamphetamine to a dealer in Ogden.
Strike force agent Jared Francom developed information that three men were moving a large amount of drugs into the Ogden and Weber County area from the Salt Lake City area, according to the strike force.
Agents located the men driving in two vehicles around 5 p.m. Thursday and pulled them over near 2700 South and 1900 West. Two men and the drugs were in a green Honda, while the third man was in a white passenger car behind them, Sgt. Steve Zaccardi said.
The man in the rear vehicle was likely serving as a look-out, he said.
Agents reported finding two pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the backseat of the Honda. During the traffic stop, the agents determined that the men had planned to sell the drugs to someone in Ogden, who in turn would resell them in smaller amounts for a profit, Zaccardi said.
On average, one pound of crystal methamphetamine goes for $20,000 to $25,000, he said.
Miguel Verdago-Moreno, Armando Jasso-Herrera and Francisco Huerta Cesareo were each arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and booked into Weber County Jail, according to the strike force.
All three men are also Mexican nationals and in the country illegally, according to the strike force.