According to reports, one of the accused attempted to use a counterfeit bill at a Pilot Station just off Interstate 15. When the clerk called police, officers obtained a search warrant for the camper that they believed was occupied by the accused. Police report that they found a stolen gun, a large quantity of drugs, counterfeit money and a printer believed to have been used for producing the money.
The six occupants of the camper, who are all from another state, were taken to Purgatory Correctional Facility and charged with several misdemeanor and felony counts. The drug charges were reportedly enhanced because the drugs were found in close proximity to a Mormon church. Bail for each of the accused has been set for $50,000.
The accused individuals now have uncertain futures that could mean prison time outside their home state and criminal records that will follow them throughout their lives. Crafting a solid criminal defense requires a complete evaluation of the investigation procedures and evidence collection used during the arrest. Therefore, each may find it helpful to speak to someone with experience in defending against drug possession charges and other criminal offenses in Utah.
Source: STGnews.com, Police bust six for drugs, counterfeit money at Pilot Travel Center, Michael Flynn, Dec. 20, 2013