It started as a friendly stop by a Unified Police officer to help a motorist in trouble. Then, everything went to pot. Literally.
A UPD officer was driving along Interstate 80 near 7200 West about 2:30 p.m. Monday when a rented Nissan Maxima in front of him pulled over the side of the road, its hazard lights on.
"Our officer pulled over to see if he needed help, and in the process of talking with the driver became suspicious," said UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal.