Police arrested two people Saturday after a speeding stop led to the discovery of approximately one pound of marijuana.
“Even with the new marijuana laws, this was far and above what is legal,” said Richfield City Police Chief Trent Lloyd.
The bust occurred after a 2018 Nissan was stopped driving 39 mph in a 25 zone on 400 West in Richfield.
“The officer could smell marijuana in the car,” Lloyd said.
The driver of the car, Breanna Suri, 29, Covina, California, failed field sobriety tests, Lloyd said. She was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana and speeding.
The passenger in the vehicle, Devonte Anderson, 27, Hawthorne, California, was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
“We believe this was headed here to be delivered,” Lloyd said.
Also found in the car were 67 THC vape cartridges, which are also illegal.
“This was a great arrest,” Lloyd said. He said typically trafficking stops are made on interstates and highways, not in towns.
“Our guys are getting really good at what they do and knowing what to watch for,” Lloyd said.