Ballard Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Two men are in jail after a traffic stop in Ballard on Sunday. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Larry Gardner of Fort Duchesne and 31-year-old Rustin Mair of Roosevelt were both on motorcycles when a Sheriff’s deputy pulled them over for a minor traffic offense. “After the pair were stopped,” shares the Sheriff’s Office, “the [Deputy] observed Gardner conceal a container on the motorcycle he was riding. The container was found to have illegal drugs and drug packaging materials in it.” A Roosevelt Police K9 responded to assist with the stop and Mair was also found to be in possession of illegal drugs, drug packaging materials, and a fake law enforcement badge. Gardner and Mair were both booked into Uintah County Jail for felony drug distribution charges and other misdemeanor drug and traffic offenses. Mair was also booked for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Rustin Mair

Rustin Mair

Larry Gardner

Larry Gardner

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