CEDAR CITY — Two California men were arrested Oct. 8 for possession of stolen credit cards and drug possession.
Both Dedarien McClellan and Robert Redd, both of California, were passengers in a car pulled over for speeding heading south on Interstate 15 at mile marker 81 (near Paragonah exit), Sgt. Bauer of the Utah Highway Patrol said. When the UHP trooper approached the car he could smell marijuana and conducted a search.
During the search of the vehicle and its occupants, Bauer said, the trooper discovered a personal-use amount of marijuana and multiple fraudulent credit cards.
These cards not only carry charges for possession, Bauer said, but also for how many times they have been used to make a purchase.
McClellan and Redd were both arrested and booked into the Iron County Jail, Bauer said. The driver of the vehicle was found to not be at fault and was not arrested on any charges.
McClellan is being charged with six third-degree felony counts of unlawful possession of a credit card, a third-degree felony count of possession of marijuana and a class B misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia. He currently remains in custody with bail set at $10,000
Redd was charged with a single third-degree felony count of unlawful possession of a credit card and remains in custody with a $5,000 set bail.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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