LOGAN — A former candidate for the Logan Municipal Council was arrested after allegedly becoming combative with police officers outside a Logan courtroom. Erin Elisabeth Bennett was booked Monday night into the Cache County Jail.

According to an arrest report, Bennett appeared for a status hearing in Logan’s 1st District Court in an unrelated drug case. Law enforcement realized she had a warrant for her arrest out of the Logan City Justice court for failing to appear earlier this month in another case involving a charge of disrupting a public meeting.

Logan City police report that as Bennett was leaving the courtroom Monday, officers attempted to arrest her. She continued to walk away, crossing her arms in front of her to try and avoid being handcuffed.

Once police were able to stop Bennett, she allegedly became combative, jumping up and down, and calling the officers “F***ing Nazi’s.” She reportedly kept resisting arrest, yelling profanities, and spitting in the officer’s face.

According to jail records, Bennett was booked temporarily and charged with propelling a substance at an officer and interfering with an arresting officer, both misdemeanors. She was released after posting a $5,690 bond.

Bennett was originally arrested in July 2022 after agents with the Cache Rich Drug Task Force served a warrant to her home. Police had allegedly received an anonymous tip several months earlier, claiming she was dealing marijuana.

Law enforcement obtained a warrant to place a tracker on her car after a K-9 detected drugs in the vehicle.

Police reported Bennett’s car was then tracked driving to California and Oregon.

Task force agents were waiting for Bennett when she returned to Logan. They searched her car and found close to five pounds of psilocybin mushrooms and $14,000 in a suitcase. They later obtained a warrant to search her home where they found 300 doses of LSD and several marijuana plants.

Bennett was charged with three felony counts of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance; and, two misdemeanors for possession or use of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. She has pled “not guilty.”

Bennett was one of six candidates to run in the November 2023 General Election, vying for three open seats on the Logan Municipal Council. She came in last, getting only 7 percent of the votes. During a debate, she spoke about her life as a recovering drug addict.

Bennett remains out of jail on bail. She could face more than 10 years in prison, if convicted.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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