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  • According to the charging documents of cases highlighted by Summit County Attorney David Brickey, a van was stopped on Oct. 3 for speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone traveling southward on I-80 in Summit County.

    Chee Wern Saeteurn, 43, from Sacramento, Calif., was in the passenger seat. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Ekberg had reason to believe the van contained narcotics, so he searched it and discovered 62 one-pound packages of high-grade marijuana spread throughout the van in boxes and bags.

    Saeteurn was charged with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. On Monday, the court ordered him to serve 62 days in jail, then be released to his home in California.

  • Utah Highway Patrol Lance Christensen pulled over Macie Marie Hildebran, 22, from Auburn, Maine, on Nov. 23 after watching her change lanes twice without signaling. While standing by the driver’s window, Christensen smelled marijuana. A search of the van revealed nine pounds of marijuana packaged into 19 vacuum sealed bags, as well as a vacuum sealer and vacuum bags. Calvin James Goodhue, 22, from Waterville, Maine, who was in the passenger seat, said he had a medical marijuana card from California.

    Both Hildebran and Goodhue were charged Dec. 12 with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Hildebran has a roll call hearing on Jan. 14. Goodhue’s roll call hearing is scheduled Jan. 28.

  • Steven Michael Barnett, 48, from Watsonville, Calif., was pulled over on Nov. 1 for an inoperable rear brake light while traveling eastbound on I-80. Park City Police Officer Brian Luangsawasdi deployed the Police Department’s K-9 used to detect drugs. The K-9 indicated on the trunk area.

    During a probable cause search, Luangsawasdi located 16 pounds of marijuana in the trunk’s spare tire compartment, as well as two recent DEA cash seizure forms in the glove box and a small amount of marijuana in Barnett’s pant pocket.

    Barnett was charged Dec. 11, with third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. His initial court appearance is scheduled Jan. 28.

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