MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE — Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force arrested two men on suspicion of bringing a pound and a half of methamphetamine into Ogden to sell.
The strike force obtained information that Usvaldo Costa-Garcia, 21, and Roberto Aguilera-Garcia, 38, would be bringing the drug into Ogden on Thursday, said Sgt. Nate Hutchinson. Both are Mexican nationals, he said.
Strike force agents pulled them over in their sport utility vehicle at the Marriott-Slaterville exit of Interstate 15 around 4:30 p.m. and found the methamphetamine inside, he said.
The men were booked into Weber County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Hutchinson said a pound and a half of the drug sells, wholesale, at a street value of $40,000.
The drug was originally smuggled from Mexico into California, then brought to Salt Lake City and from there to Ogden, Hutchinson said.
Because of the large amount of the drug, the two men may face federal charges, Hutchinson said.
Ultimately, they will be deported.