$3 Million in Drugs pulled of Streets

Published by The Bee News

January 21, 2020

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On Monday (1/20) at approximately 3 PM, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a white sedan on Interstate 15 at approximately milepost 21. During the traffic stop the driver, identified as Logan Lewis Pederson, 30 of Sandy, UT, would not make eye contact with deputies and appeared extremely nervous. A St. George Police Department K9 was called to assist, and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located the following items:

-Six- 1 gallon jugs, weighing a total of 66 pounds, of a liquid substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine
-Six bricks of a white powdery substance that weighed a total of 13.2 pounds and field tested positive for cocaine
-2.2 pounds of a substance that field tested positive for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

Also located were numerous boxes containing 1000 packages of candy infused with THC weighing 206 pounds
The estimated street value of the drugs is approximately $3,696,720. Detectives with the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) responded to the location and assisted with the investigation. Logan Lewis Pederson was arrested and charged with Dangerous Drug Possession, Dangerous Drug Possession for Sale, Transportation of Dangerous Drugs, Narcotic Drug Possession, Narcotic Drug Possession for Sale, and Transportation of Narcotic Drugs, all felonies. Pederson was arrested and transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

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