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DRUG CARGO SEIZED


  An assortment of illegal drugs was seized during a Monday traffic stop in north Mohave County. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said the driver appeared to be extremely nervous when the white sedan he was driving was pulled over at 3:00 p.m. at milepost 21 on Interstate 15, near the Utah border.


   Mortensen said a St. George police K9 that was summoned to the scene alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle driven by Logan Lewis Pederson, 30, Sandy, Utah. She said a search of the vehicle turned up six, one-gallon jugs containing a liquid substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.


   Mortensen said authorities also seized six bricks of a white, powdery substance weighing a total of more than 13 pounds that field tested positive for cocaine. She said officers also confiscated 2.2 pounds of a substance that field tested positive for a club drug known as MDMA, and more than 200 pounds of candy laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.


   The street value of the contraband is estimated at $3.7-million, according to Mortensen. Pederson was transported to Kingman and booked into the Adult Detention Center for 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.

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