A brief melee after a traffic stop in Washington County, including an ill-conceived attempt at horse theft, resulted in the arrest of four people, with one other suspect still on the lam.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a trooper stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Impala with Colorado plates Saturday afternoon in the northbound lane of Interstate 15 after getting reports that the car had been driving recklessly.
The car, driven by a man with one other male and three women as passengers, pulled over about 20 miles south of Cedar City. It didn't take long before the trooper found drugs in the vehicle. After the trooper smelled marijuana, one of the passengers took some marijuana out of her shirt and handed it over to him. She was arrested after the trooper also found heroin in her pockets.