SLC man arrested for alleged possession of illegal drugs

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — An uninsured vehicle led police to recover illegal drugs on Tuesday, November 15.

A Salt Lake City Police Department was patrolling a targeted area around 1 a.m. when he saw a white Honda Civic in a parking lot near 960 W North Temple St. He checked the license plate and found it was uninsured, according to the probable cause document. He continued to follow the vehicle and carried out a roadside check.

The affidavit said the officer saw marijuana in the driver’s seat after asking the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Raymundo Romero, to get out of the car. He also discovered a slush crate containing a bag containing a “large amount” of methamphetamine and several smaller bags containing the same substance.

The total weight of methamphetamine found in Romero’s vehicle was approximately 58 grams. Police also recovered 11 grams of marijuana.

Romero told police he planned to sell the drugs.

“These types of drug busts disrupt street-level transactions and help keep those who prey on people with drug addictions off our streets,” Chief Mike Brown said. “Day and night, our officers work around the clock to help keep our community safe and hold people accountable when they break the law.”

He is charged with a second degree felony for using or distributing a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor for not having a valid driver’s license and a class C misdemeanor for driving without insurance.

Romero is being held in Salt Lake County Jail on bail set at $1,000.

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