Three arrested on drug possession charges

Jul 9 2011 - 10:35pm



OGDEN -- Police found 33 grams of methemphetamine in a man's underwear after he and two others were arrested for drug possession.

The Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force agents stopped a passenger car early Thursday morning on the 200 block of 31st Street in Ogden for an improper lane change.

The woman driving the car, Sarah Gallegos, 40, was someone the strike force had been looking for in a prior possession of methamphetamine case, said Sgt. Nate Hutchinson with the strike force.

A police dog found a small, user-amount of meth in the car. Police arrested Gallegos, as well as passengers Augustine Sue, 23, and Andrew Garcia, 28, for possession of a controlled substance, Hutchinson said.

While staff was processing them into Weber County Jail, 33 grams of meth were found inside the front of Garcia's underwear.

"He tried to sneak it into the jail," Hutchinson said.

Thirty-three grams is "quite a bit of meth," so Garcia was also booked for possession with the intent to distribute, as well as possesion of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.

Sue and Gallegos are both Trece gang members who had been previously served with the Ogden gang injunction, Hutchinson said.

They were also arrested for violating the injunction.

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