LOCAL NEWS

Two suspects arrested after police found a quarter of a million dollars worth of drugs in their car

Jun 6, 2022, 12:54 PM
Eight bags with approximately 1000 pills each for a total amount of 8000 pills of Fentanyl worth ab...
Eight bags with approximately 1000 pills each for a total amount of 8000 pills of Fentanyl worth about one quarter of a million dollars was located in the trunk of the vehicle. (Credit: Garfield County Sheriff's Office)
(Credit: Garfield County Sheriff's Office)

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah – Two men are in the Garfield County jail after police found drug paraphernalia in their car Sunday.

According to arresting documents, Jose Preston, 24, and Jose Casillas, 23, were in a parking lot near the Thunder Mountain Trail attempting to start their broken-down car.

Bystanders called police claiming the two suspects were causing a disturbance.

When police arrived, they asked for their I.D.’s, with Casillas saying he didn’t have any and Preston needing to grab his from the car.

Preston entered the car twice, causing a deputy to ask him to stop, but he went back into the car a third time, and the deputy forced him out of the car.

According to the documents, Preston started to resist, and both suspects were placed into police custody.

Police noticed burnt tinfoil and a blue pill inside the car.

After a thorough search, police found eight bags with about 8,000 blue Fentanyl pills worth about a quarter of a million dollars.

Police also found two more containers of blue Fentanyl pills and a gun on Casillas.

A woman and a 12-year-girl were found in a nearby restroom and were traveling with the two suspects.

The woman was sent to a local hospital due to health concerns while the girl is at a juvenile detention center.

Preston and Casillas were booked for disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Casillas is facing an additional charge of possessing a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, while Preston has a charge of failing to stop at the command of law enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

The 35th Annual Senior Games take place in St. George through October 15....
Ayanna Likens

11,000 register for Senior Games in St. George

Seniors from all over the world have traveled to Southern Utah to play in the 35thannual Huntsman Senior Games.
15 hours ago
(FILE) Power lines in South Jordan....
Eliza Pace

Power outage impacts over 9,000 in Orem

Many Orem residents were without power Thursday afternoon.
15 hours ago
(GoFundMe)...
Tamara Vaifanua

Mother of 5-year-old boy hit by truck says she has no bad feelings for driver

The mother of a 5-year-old boy hit by a truck spoke with KSL TV about the crash. 
15 hours ago
FILE: Bountiful Police (Photo: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)...
Eliza Pace

13-year-old hit by car in crosswalk

A 13-year-old boy was hit by a car as he entered a crosswalk near 500 E. 2600 South in Bountiful around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
15 hours ago
FILE: Kathy Dalton takes time to teach her kids about nature while they explore the outdoors. (Sour...
Ashley Moser

Nature can help your little ones learn how to count

Preschool directors for the Stokes Nature Center say one of the best and easiest ways to teach your little ones how to count is by going on a walk.
15 hours ago
...
Ladd Egan

‘The Dignity Index’ launches pilot program in Utah to score messaging from candidates

A new project in Utah is trying to encourage political candidates to use more dignity and get rid of contempt by scoring the words and messaging they use.
15 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Ask these questions before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Cloud storage technology with 3d rendering drawer with files in cloud...
PC Laptops

How backing up your computer can help you relieve stress

Don't wait for something bad to happen before backing up your computer. Learn how to protect your data before disaster strikes.
young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
Two suspects arrested after police found a quarter of a million dollars worth of drugs in their car