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Salt Lake City police make gun and drug arrests

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 31, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City police, part of the department’s Liberty Bike Squad, arrested two people on multiple felony charges on Aug. 22.

Police arrested driver Aumhil Stewart, 20, because they knew from previous interactions that his driver’s license had been revoked, a statement released by the SLCPD said.

Stewart’s passenger has been identified as 22-year-old Daisy Benitez.

The vehicle was searched prior to impoundment and firearms, at least one of which was stolen, were found. Large amounts of substances suspected to be heroin, cocaine and oxycodone pills were also found, police said.

Photo: Salt Lake City Police

Stewart was charged with:

  • Theft by concealment of stolen goods, a second degree crime
  • Three counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance, a second-degree felony
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third degree felony
  • Possession or use of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor
  • Driving a vehicle with a revoked license, a class C misdemeanor

Benitez was charged with:

  • Two counts of possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance, a second-degree felony
  • Theft by concealment of stolen goods, a second degree crime
  • Two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third degree felony

Both suspects were incarcerated in the Salt Lake County Jail and were held without bail.

Mary Cashion

The author Mary Cashion