UTAH TECH UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWS SOURCE | June 18, 2024

Task Force finds $339,000 in Vehicle

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The Washington County Area Task Force found $339,000 in hidden compartments of a vehicle recently, and are now investigating a possible drug case.

Highway Patrol were conducting a traffic stop on I-15 when their police dog indicated that it smelled what was most likely drugs. Given permission to search the vehicle, Task Force officers took the car to a local mechanic, but nothing was found.

The Task Force then took the vehicle to a second garage, where the mechanic dismantled a secret compartment containing 11 separate packages adding up to $339,000. The search in total took up almost an entire day.

Because the duration of the search, the driver was allowed to continue home. 

A hearing will be scheduled following the investigation.