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Sometimes, you can show too much entrepreneurial enthusiasm. Case in point, the mission-centric, proactive approach of a downtown Salt Lake City drug dealer.
Two Salt Lake City police officers in uniform, but riding in an unmarked car found themselves flagged down by a 31-year-old man at 586 W. 100 South about 1 a.m. Sunday. The officers pulled over and the man began to approach, asking them what might be on their particular narcotic shopping list.
The officers named an unspecified drug and it was then the suspect saw their uniforms.
The suspect tried to flee on foot, but was caught moments later and arrested without further incident.
He was found in possession of cocaine and heroin and booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of possession of controlled substances for distribution and fleeing police.
An undocumented Mexican national, the man was being held without bail on an federal immigration order.