Routine traffic stop nets drugs and cash; Driver facing multiple charges


MAGNA, Utah (ABC4 News) – A driver who tried to run from police during a routine traffic stop is now behind bars and facing multiple felony charges according to the Unified Police Department.

UPD says an officer pulled over a driver during a patrol Friday night in Magna for not having a license plate light. During the stop, the driver attempted to run away from the officer.

Police were able to catch up to the driver. During a search of the car, police found drugs, including marijuana and Xanax, and more than $1000 in cash.

The driver faces a list of charges including:

  • Fleeing
  • Reckless driving
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Driving without a license, insurance and expired registration
  • Possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia
  • Reckless endangerment of a minor
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