Juab County officers arrest dozens in drug bust

Published on May 19, 2011 at 04:33PM

(NEPHI) – Juab County Sheriff’s deputies made a major drug bust in Nephi this morning. Just after 8am, dozens of officers from Juab and Sanpete Counties served arrest warrants on 23 people suspected of being drug dealers. Sheriff Alden Orme said this was not just a single drug event. The drug bust was the result of a year-long investigation into people selling drugs. Several people were arrested simultaneously and all of them face felony charges of drug distribution. Four people were also arrested for a rash of break-ins in Nephi in recent weeks, where more than 100 cars were burglarized. The sheriff’s office said that undercover police officers purchased drugs at least three times from each of the individuals being sought and many of the suspects had young children in their homes. The children were turned over to relatives. Fifteen months ago, Juab County officers arrested 50 people in a similar operation.