A speeding motorist, a suspicious Utah Highway Patrol trooper, a drug-sniffing dog and a bag a cash led to an interstate drug bust.
UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said Thursday that Robert Jason Smith, 32, of McKinleyville, Calif., was booked into the Salt Lake County jail for investigation of money laundering and conspiracy distribute drugs after his Monday afternoon arrest on westbound Interstate 80, just west of Salt Lake City.
"About 1:45 p.m., the suspect's Ford Escape was pulled over for speeding and registration violations. The trooper contacted the driver, who was the only occupant, and as they talked became suspicious [due to inconsistent answers]," Johnson said.