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Category Archives: Drug Crimes
Drug Possession Is A Common Offense In a sweeping move which was totally unexpected and unusual (for Utah), the Utah Legislature effectively passed legislation to reduce the population in its jails and prisons by significant numbers. How? By reducing the criminal … Continue reading
Last month was officially the first month where a limited use medical marijuana in Utah license could be obtained by a few select patients in the state. So how many medical marijuana cards were issues in July? Only 11 total licenses … Continue reading
When people think about impaired driving most people think of the typical alcohol-induced DUI, but drugs are involved in almost as many impaired driving cases. There are some tests that have been developed specifically to detect the involvement of drugs … Continue reading
Representative Gage Froerer has introduced House Bill 105 which exempts qualified individuals from the penalties of the controlled substances act which makes hemp extract illegal when it is used for qualifying purposes. It also permits the Department of Health to … Continue reading
Florida v. Jardines It appears the US Supreme Court finally got something right when it comes to drug dog searches. This year the supremes decides Florida v. Jardines. In that case Detective Pedraja in Miami received an unverified tip that … Continue reading
Pot Charges in SLC Salt Lake City has a lot of marijuana criminal charges filed each year. In addition to its high population compared to most other cities around the state, it also has three major corridors going through it … Continue reading
Just a quick tip for today: anything can be considered drug paraphernalia. More and more of our clients are reporting that the most basic of items such as straws, tinfoil, plastic bags, apples, and even paper cups are being considered … Continue reading
The Salt Lake County Drug Court has been seizing participants’ phones upon arriving at drug court to conduct searches of the phones to determine whether someone is involved with dealing heroin as the drug court. Apparently there have been reports … Continue reading
I-80 is a Drug Trafficking Corridor? One of the most frustrating things about law enforcement in Salt Lake City is how they treat the entire I-80 freeway as a “drug trafficking corridor.” Highway patrol, sheriff deputies, and city police all … Continue reading
Every year during the summer, we see law enforcement busting marijuana grow operations in remote areas of the state typically in Southern Utah. This summer, in the past week, officers discovered a marijuana field of more than 2,800 plants about … Continue reading