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Price police seize marijuana and meth in drug bust

PRICE — Price police seized a "substantial" amount of marijuana and methamphetamine after a traffic stop in Price on Friday.

The Price Police Department said an officer pulled over a vehicle near 400 S. 400 East in Price shortly after midnight on Friday because the vehicle had a revoked registration for not having insurance.

Inside, the officer found almost a pound of marijuana and more than an ounce of meth, according to the police department.

Police also found various drug paraphernalia, including a scale, packaging materials for distribution and syringes, according to a statement released Sunday.

The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Scott Ferguson, 43, of Sunnyside, was booked into the Carbon County Jail for investigation of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a second-degree felony, as well as several misdemeanors, including possession of paraphernalia, driving on a revoked registration and driving with no insurance.

Police said Ferguson has 25 previous arrests, including previous drug offenses, aggravated assault with a firearm, domestic violence, alcohol violations, theft and forgery.