OREM — Police say an Arizona man accused of drug possession chose the wrong place to stash a bag of methamphetamine Sunday morning.
Orem Police Lt. Doug Edwards said an officer stopped the 39-year-old man for a traffic violation near 1600 North and I-15.
Noticing the man wasn't wearing a seat belt, the officer asked the man to step out of the car. Upon exiting the vehicle, the officer noted the man was wearing a fanny pack with a faint outline of a gun. When questioned about the weapon, the man confirmed he was carrying a handgun.
The fanny pack was taken by the officer for safety reasons and a loaded 9mm handgun was found inside, along with an Arizona concealed weapons permit in the man's name. And there was a bag of methamphetamine.
Police arrested the man for investigation of possession of methamphetamine and carrying a concealed, loaded firearm. While the Arizona concealed weapons permit is recognized in Utah, the presence of drugs makes it invalid, Edwards said.
Police also arrested a 39-year-old passenger, also from Arizona, for investigation of possession of methamphetamine. Both men were booked into the Utah County Jail.