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Meridian man arrested in Utah after 180 pounds of marijuana found on plane

Meridian man arrested in Utah after 180 pounds of marijuana found on plane

By KIVI. CREATED Nov 13, 2013

Randall Patrick Watson, 56, of Meridian, Idaho has been arrested at Vernal Airport in Utah after authorities found 180 pounds of marijuana in his airplane.


Uintah County Sheriff Jeff Merrell and Utah authorities were tipped off that Watson’s aircraft likely contained drugs, and after he landed, a drug dog alerted authorities that there were drugs in the airplane.


A search of the aircraft found sealed plastic bags containing 180 pounds of marijuana valued at $486,000.


Watson was arrested and incarcerated in the Uintah County Jail on various drug charges.
 


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