RICHFIELD — A preliminary hearing was set Thursday for two California men who police say were transporting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs though central Utah.
Isidro Garcia, 25, of San Jose, and Hector Navarro Felix, 22, of Juron, are charged in Sevier County's 6th District Court with drug distribution, a second-degree felony. A preliminary hearing was set on Thursday for April 2.Comment on this story
On March 6, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped the car the men were driving for speeding on I-70, according to charging documents.
"While talking to the occupants I noticed multiple criminal indicators such as nervousness, inconsistent stories, criminal history and recent trips to Mexico," the trooper wrote in charging documents.
During a search of the vehicle, 8½ pounds of heroin were found with an estimated street value of $350,000, the charges state. Investigators learned both men had recently made multiple trips back and forth to Mexico.