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  • Utah Man Arrested After Being Mailed $100,000 Worth Of Drugs

    August 23, 2018 | Blog Drug Charges
  • A man was arrested recently in Orem, Utah after signing for a package that contained $100,000 worth of drugs.

    Last Friday, 29-year-old Manteo Soto of Price was arrested for suspicion of distributing, offering, or arranging the distribution of a controlled substance.

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    Recently Utah County Police received information from a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent that a package containing 534 grams of ecstasy was shipped from Germany and was meant to be distributed into hundreds of pills.

    There were two packages of ecstasy that were stuffed inside of two teddy-bears then stuffed into a small box which was sealed and addressed to a P.O. Box located in Orem.

    Soto was the person who signed for the package and was arrested shortly after by Utah County Authorities.

    The charges have been officially filed by Utah County Prosecutors. It is unknown if Soto has retained a Criminal Defense Attorney.

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    Source: https://kutv.com/news/local/utah-man-is-accused-of-having-100k-in-drugs-mailed-to-him