On 8/15/19, at approximately 5 p.m., a K9 team conducted a search of a vehicle during a traffic stop. K9 Rogue alerted to the scent of drugs, and officers recovered 5 pounds of methamphetamine from the back seat of the car, and other items of drug paraphernalia. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be up to $180,000.
Warren Wixom, 48, of Ogden, Utah was arrested and charged locally with one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, attempt to smoke or consume marijuana in a vehicle, and driving with a suspended license.
Elsie Mora, 46, of Ogden, Utah was arrested and charged with one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Due to the felony charges, Warren and Elsie were transported to the Clark County Detention Center.
Patrol Captain Averett credited the arrests to the officer’s proactivity. “This traffic stop is an excellent example of why our officers work so hard to patrol the city,” he stated. “Any given stop or contact we make can lead us to illegal activity that poses a risk to the residents of Mesquite. Fortunately, one of our highly trained K9 teams was able to make this seizure and keep those drugs off the street.”
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