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Alleged drug dealer gets aggressive at Utah school

Published March 4, 2013 6:38 pm

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A 21-year-old Salt Lake City man was charged with a first-degree felony after he allegedly followed a girl into her school trying unsuccessfully to deal her some drugs.

On Feb. 26, the man approached a 15-year-old girl who was walking on 600 West on her way to school. The man first tried speaking to her in Spanish, and when she replied that she didn't speak Spanish, he continued following her. The girl tried walking away faster, but he continued until she sprinted to the school's entrance.

Court documents allege that the man followed her in and pulled out a small amount of heroin, asking if she wanted to smoke with him in the bathroom. She told him no, and the man grabbed her by the arm. She pulled away from him and ran upstairs to her classroom.

The man was later arrested. On Monday, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office charged him with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. His bail was set at $50,000.

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