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Utah Bust Leads To Arcata Arrests

Jeffrey Dugan pulled over near Salt Lake City with 49 pounds of bud; Steele at home with 40 more

 

Staff Report
Humboldt Sentinel

 

Two Arcata cohabitants in different states were popped for industrial-scale cannabis distribution over the last few weeks.

On Feb. 2, the Utah Highway Patrol made a traffic stop in the Salt Lake City area and arrested 41-year-old Arcata resident Jeffrey Roland Dugan, who was accused of transporting 49 pounds of marijuana bud and two pounds of hash. The car he was driving was registered to 40-year-old Brian Wayne Steele, who lives with Dugan in Arcata.

When the Humboldt County Drug Task Force was notified by Utah law enforcement, they obtained a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on their residence, located on the 1400 block of West End Road in Arcata. Upon raiding the home yesterday at 12 p.m., the cops found Steele with 40 pounds of bud, two ounces of hash, 40 pounds of marijuana leaves, 19 growing plants approximately 4 feet high — as well as $33,780 in cash and the scales and paperwork consistent with drug sales.

Dugan and Steele were booked into county jail on felony charges of possession of marijuana for sale, with bail set at $75,000. A female suspect, Ashley Burkart, was issued a notice to appear in court on possession charges, but was not sent to jail so that she could care for her five-year-old daughter.

Members of the public with information for the Humboldt County Drug Task Force may call them at (707) 444-8095.

3 Responses to “Utah Bust Leads To Arcata Arrests”

  1. jake says:

    Is that a before & after? before weed/after weed.

  2. Bryce says:

    Green and greed? You’re a stupid, self centered asshole. Selling and using pot is not a crime. Maybe they did it to support their child and they home, their family. Don’t say shit like ” they lazy good for nothings who aren’t willing to work.” Just cause the work differently. Selling pot doesn’t make them greedy either.Just cause they had money ,didn’t make them greedy… People just wanna smoke pot. So what?! Its way better than cigarettes or alcohol. Think before you speak, jackass.

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