SALT LAKE CITY — A Pennsylvania man faces drug distribution charges after police say they pulled him over and discovered a lot of marijuana edibles and cash in his vehicle.
Stephen Andrew Schantz, 54, of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania, was charged last week in 3rd District Court with drug distribution, a third-degree felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor; and following too close to another vehicle, an infraction.
On Dec. 13, Schantz was pulled over on I-80 for a routine traffic stop. Schantz acted "nervous" and "uneasy" with the Utah Highway Patrol trooper, charging documents state. A police K-9 was then used to conduct a sweep of the car.Comment on this story
Investigators found 43 vacuum sealed packages of marijuana, seven small packages of THC wax, a package of marijuana seeds, 10 packages of THC chocolate, four THC suckers, five joints, four smaller packages of marijuana and $12,880 in cash, according to the charges.
The THC suckers were found in a lunch box in the front seat, police say. The cash was divided into seven bundles, three of which were found in the center console and four in a backpack, according to a search warrant.
A check of Schantz's criminal history shows "multiple misdemeanor and felony drug charges," the warrant states.