MOHAVE COUNTY – A Sandy, Utah man, Logan Lewis Pederson, was arrested on Monday after Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 15 near Littlefield. After a search, deputies discovered over $3 million in drugs.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, during the traffic stop Pederson, age 30, “would not make eye contact with deputies and appeared extremely nervous. A St. George Police Department K9 was called to assist, and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle.”
During a search of the vehicle, deputies found:
• Six- 1 gallon jugs, weighing a total of 66 pounds, of a liquid substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine
• Six bricks of a white powdery substance that weighed a total of 13.2 pounds and field tested positive for cocaine
• 2.2 pounds of a substance that field tested positive for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
• Also located were numerous boxes containing 1000 packages of candy infused with THC weighing 206 pounds
The Sheriff’s Office estimated the street value of the drugs to be a approximately $3,696,720.
Lewis Pederson was arrested and charged with Dangerous Drug Possession, Dangerous Drug Possession for Sale, Transportation of Dangerous Drugs, Narcotic Drug Possession, Narcotic Drug Possession for Sale, and Transportation of Narcotic Drugs, all felonies.