May 14, 2020
On Monday, the Utah Attorney General’s Office SECURE Strike Force filed charges against a man from Sandy, Utah for THC distribution. This is his third set of charges in less than a year for similar offenses.
21-year-old Anthony Studham has been charged in the Third District Court with Pattern of Unlawful Activity, a second-degree felony; two counts of Money Laundering, a second-degree felony; Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a second-degree felony; and Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Distribute, a second-degree felony.
Studham was first arrested in January 2019 when he was found in possession of marijuana and THC cartridges. In October 2019, he pled guilty to Drug Possession, a third-degree felony, and two Class B misdemeanors. Studham was sentenced to one year of probation.
In November 2019, Studham was again arrested for possessing marijuana and illegal THC cartridges with the intent to distribute. In February 2020, he was charged with Distribution of or Arranging to Distribute a Controlled Substance, a second-degree felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, a second-degree felony; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor.
In April 2020, agents with SECURE received reports from the West Jordan Police Department about the ongoing investigation into Studham for distributing large amounts of THC cartridges and marijuana throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Studham would often advertise drug sales through his social media accounts and made frequent trips to California to pick up marijuana. Police seized $37,270 from his residence and $16,365 from his car, all believed to be the proceeds of drug sales.
Believing Studham poses a flight risk, the Court issued a warrant for his arrest and requested he be held without bail.