A Sandy woman is facing felony charges after a traffic stop turned up a stolen vehicle and methamphetamine, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
Samantha Croy Daniels, 26, is charged with second-degree felony theft, second-degree felony possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance and misdemeanor manufacture or delivery of drug paraphernalia.
Daniels was stopped by a UHP trooper while traveling northbound on state Route 36 after radar clocked her traveling 72 mph in a 60 mph zone, according to a probable cause statement. After making contact with Daniels, dispatch informed the trooper that the vehicle was reported stolen.
Daniels was removed from her vehicle and placed in the rear of the trooper’s patrol vehicle, the statement said. The trooper ran her information and determined Daniels also had a warrant for her arrest.
Troopers inventoried the vehicle and discovered five syringes containing a reddish liquid, 36 sealed syringes, 30 unsealed syringes and 16 baggies containing a white crystalline substance, according to the probable cause statement. The liquid in the syringes tested positive for methamphetamine.
Daniels was transported to the Tooele UHP office and interviewed by the state Bureau of Investigations, before being booked into the Tooele County Detention Center.
During her initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday, Daniels was appointed a public defender and bail was set at $15,000. She is scheduled to return to court for a roll call hearing on Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. before Judge Robert Adkins.