Stinky car leads to arrest of two men for weed and assault weapon
Two men were arrested after Moab police received a report of a vehicle that smelled of marijuana in the Zions Bank parking lot on July 24, according to a report from the Moab Police Department.
Upon arriving at the scene, police detained two men. One provided a false name. When it turned out that there was a warrant out for that name in Colorado, he admitted that it was his brother’s name, and provided his real name to police, according to the report.
The driver refused to consent to police searching his vehicle, but the police smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle so they searched it. They discovered four jars containing marijuana in addition to a loaded AR-15 rifle in the backseat. Both men denied knowing about the items in the vehicle, though they admitted to smoking marijuana.
Police looked up the arrestees’ names and found that one was a felon and the other had a pending felony case in Colorado. The men were arrested and transported to Grand County Jail where they were charged with possession of marijuana, providing false information to police, and possession of paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. They were also charged with a felony weapons offense: possession of a firearm by a restricted person.