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A man and woman were arrested Saturday morning in Payson for reportedly driving with drugs in the car near an infant.

Payson police officers observed a passenger vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after the driver violated several traffic laws, reports state.

The driver, Mario Padilla, reportedly exited the vehicle after being pulled over and immediately exhibited signs of drug impairment.

Padilla, 28, had glossy and bloodshot eyes and failed field sobriety tests, reports state.

Police searched Padilla and found a large chunk of methamphetamine in his front pocket. Padilla was then detained.

The front passenger, Marlena Carr, was also arrested as she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Tooele, reports state.

Underneath her seat, police reported finding a large bag of more than .75 pounds of methamphetamine with baggies for distribution.

Carr’s baby was in a car seat in the back within close proximity of the methamphetamine, reports state.

Padilla was booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of one second-degree felony of permitting a child to be exposed to a controlled substance, one third-degree felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, one class A misdemeanor of DUI, one class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one class B misdemeanor of reckless driving.

Carr was booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of one second-degree felony of permitting a child to be exposed to a controlled substance, one third-degree felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and one class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

 

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