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Box truck containing thousands in prescription meds stolen near U of U; suspect now in custody

May 22, 2021, 3:03 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 12:14 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — Police with the University of Utah (U of U) says it has a suspect in custody in connection to an unmarked yellow box truck which they say was stolen Saturday morning.

It was taken from the parking lot of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, near the University of Utah campus at 501 Chipeta Drive in Salt Lake City. 

When stolen, the truck bore Utah license plate G097EZ. It is a yellow 2017 GM Savanna.

In a statement, University of Utah police said the truck contains 11 totes of medications. The totes are blue or dark grey and contain nearly $80,000 in prescription medications.

U of U police said they know who stole the truck, and identified a suspect as Henry Ricky Sepulveda. Sepulveda is 5’4″ tall and weighs 160 pounds. Police say he was last seen wearing a puffy black coat, green shirt, black pants, and a yellow or tan beanie.

Sepulveda Suspect box truck theft

Images provided by University of Utah police of Henry Ricky Sepulveda, age 31, suspected in the theft of a yellow box truck containing prescription medications.

Just before 9 PM Saturday night University of Utah police confirmed the suspect was in custody.

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