FARMINGTON -- A 35-year-old man is facing at least three felony charges after Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force officers say they found more than 10 pounds of marijuana inside a duffel bag in the trunk of his vehicle.
Strike force agents used a confidential informant to buy a quantity of marijuana from Justin Ray Oswald two times within two weeks, according to a probable cause statement.
Then on Monday, agents had arranged for another buy from Oswald, according to the probable cause statement. Agents were watching him, and when Oswald committed a traffic violation, they stopped him.
Officers searched his vehicle and, in the trunk, found a large black duffel bag holding 10 pounds of marijuana. They also found a glass pipe inside the driver's side door panel, according to the statement.
Sgt. Brady Fitzpatrick said the marijuana has a street value of $50,000.
Oswald admitted to officers he was transporting "a load of marijuana back from California to distribute in Utah," according to the document.
Oswald was booked into Davis County Jail on three counts possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.
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