Evanston Man Uses Child's Birthday Money to Buy Pot

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Evanston Man Uses Child's Birthday Money to Buy Pot

A 28-year-old Evanston man faces charges in Utah after allegedly using his child's birthday money to buy marijuana. Morgan County deputies say the man was arrested last week after the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over on Interstate 84 outside of Morgan. Deputy Christian Peay says that several bags of marijuana were found in a backpack. 

Peay says a loaded gun was also found in the vehicle. Two young children were among the passengers. Authorities say they later received a call from the man's wife, who was upset because the money used to buy the drugs was supposedly meant to be a birthday present. The man was charged this week with felony child endangerment and illegal gun possession, as well as misdemeanor drug offenses.