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Alleged drug dealer arrested in Salt Lake City with 150 grams of crack, 60 fentanyl pills, a gun, and $2K in cash

By Ryan Bittan,


SALT LAKE CITY ( ABC4 ) — Salt Lake City Police arrested a man in possession of illicit drugs and a gun on Wednesday, May 31.

Anthony Spells, 19, faces two counts of possession with intent to distribute (second-degree felony), purchase/transfer/possession/use of a firearm by a restricted person (third-degree felony), among other traffic-related charges.

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Police stopped Spells shortly before 9:15 p.m. at around 200 South 900 West. He reportedly had stopped past a “clearly marked stop line” at a red light.

Officers found that Spells didn’t have a license and asked him to get out of the car. As Spells got out, officers saw that he had a handgun in his waistband that he was illegally concealing.


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After arresting Spells, officers found “about 150 grams of crack cocaine, about 60 fentanyl pills, and almost $2,000 dollars in cash,” a release states.

Officers reportedly seized the car and booked Spells into Salt Lake County Jail on the charges previously stated.

No further information is available at this time.

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