SPANISH FORK — A Colorado man who claimed he didn't know what was in the car he was driving was arrested Saturday after deputies found an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana inside.
Christopher Bradley Page, 25, of Colorado Springs, was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, theft by receiving stolen property and having an expired vehicle registration.
Page was pulled over Saturday night by a Utah County sheriff's deputy for the expired registration, according to a police affidavit. Page claimed he had just purchased the vehicle. He said he was from Colorado and was in town to buy car parts, the report states.
"I smelled marijuana inside of the car and saw large bags that were covered up with a sleeping bag," the deputy wrote in the report. "He told me that I could check his car to make sure that the only thing he had in the car was a marijuana pipe but no marijuana. I did check the car and found a large amount of marijuana."5 comments on this story
The deputy found an estimated 100 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags as well as a "handgun that was loaded and ready to fire," the report states. The gun was listed as stolen out of Oklahoma.
Page told the deputy that "he didn't know what he was transporting but that whatever it was he was going to be paid when he delivered it to Colorado," according to the report.
"Christopher does not have a criminal history. He was transporting a large amount of marijuana from Utah to Colorado with a stolen firearm to make money," the report states.