Police on alert for drug trafficking on a downtown Salt Lake City street say they arrested a dealer literally carrying an illicit pharmacy on his back.
The 21-year-old man, who remained in Salt Lake County Jail Monday in lieu of nearly $12,000 bail, allegedly was walking near 200 South and 500 West when he caught officers' attention about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Police say that as the man walked, several other males approached him and pulled items out of his red backpack.
Officers closed in and took the man into custody. A subsequent search of the backpack turned up a variety of controlled substances ranging from 41 grams of heroin and 35 grams of crack cocaine to smaller amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine, and assorted drug paraphernalia.