June 12, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has withdrawn its request to install stationary license plate readers on I-15  in Beaver and Washington counties, Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, said Monday.
But that doesn’t mean the DEA is abandoning the plan.
“From our very first discussions in early May about this, I was informed that it was the DEA’s position that they didn’t need our permission (to install the license plate readers)” Weiler said, “that they were asking our permission as a courtesy.”
Last month, DEA and law enforcement officials met with the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee, seeking permission to install the technology on the freeway.