Thanks to the joint efforts of Utah Highway Patrol, agents with the Utah State Bureau of Investigations and the Cache Rich Drug Task Force, two Cache Valley men are now in jail on multiple drug charges.
McCade Leishman, 27, and Nicholas Leishman, 22, face charges ranging from possession of marijuana to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
Agents first came in contact with at least one of the men in March of last year when McCade Leishman was stopped by UHP in Weber County and found in possession of approximately eight pounds of marijuana. A second stop on him was made in November in Summit County, where two pounds of the drug were seized.
The biggest net came in February of this year in Box Elder County. On Feb. 19, a trooper stopped McCade Leishman in a rented vehicle on I-84 near milepost 34 for a traffic violation. At the same time, a second vehicle with the suspect’s mother also stopped.
As the trooper spoke with both individuals, he noted a conflict in their stories and called for a K-9 unit. A subsequent search located 67 pounds of packaged marijuana in the trunk, drugs the suspect said he was transporting to his residence in Cache County.
Read more on these arrest in this week’s Leader.