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Potential cartel member arrested in Spanish Fork for reportedly trying to sell $60K worth of meth

November 7, 2017 GMT

Utah County Major Crimes arrested a man in Spanish Fork Monday after the man reportedly attempted to sell an investigator 10 pounds of meth.

Alejandro Baca-Cardona, 24 and who has an address listed on police documents as the Utah County Jail, was arrested on suspicion of the second-degree felony of distributing, offering or arranging the distribution of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony of possession or use of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is also on an ICE hold.

Detectives had been working on a case where an individual had agreed to sell and transport a distributable amount of meth in Utah in order to create a narcotics organization in Utah County, according to a police report. Baca-Cardona reportedly contacted an investigator and said he was ready to meet for the transaction.

Detectives agreed to meet the man at the Walmart in Spanish Fork. Baca-Cardona reportedly had 10 pounds of meth in suitcases in his vehicle which he agreed to sell for $60,000.

The investigators believe Baca-Cardona brought the meth from Mexico and that he works for a major cartel in Mexico, according to the police report. Detectives are requesting that he not be granted bail.