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Sheriff’s make drug bust in Sevier County home

Sheriff’s make drug bust in Sevier County home

Three people are behind bars after a drug bust on Sunday in Salina. According to Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis, Larry Thomas, Ellen Brooks and Tim Trujillo were arrested after a search warrant was issued. Detectives discovered  a piece of glass on the dresser that had a glass pipe and […]

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Utah man charged in death linked to alleged opioid drug ring

Utah man charged in death linked to alleged opioid drug ring

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of running a multimillion operation selling powerful opioids disguised as prescription drugs has been charged in an overdose death and other counts in a new indictment that comes as his co-defendants plead guilty in agreements with prosecutors. A person identified as […]

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Drug bust in Sevier County leads to multiple arrests

Four people are in custody in Sevier County after a drug bust Wednesday. According to Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis, the major crimes unit was conducting an investigation into known drug traffickers when they watched 37-year-old Michelle Harris of Venice visit a home known to them to have drug activity. Investigators […]

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Former Weber County evidence tech accused of stealing drugs

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A former Weber County Sheriff’s Office evidence technician has been accused of eating methamphetamine from an evidence locker. The Standard-Examiner reports that 48-year-old Candice Barbara Follum was formally charged Tuesday in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with 20 counts of altering public records and 20 counts of […]

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Sevier County officers find wanted couple

Sevier County officers find wanted couple

A man and women are in custody after the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and Richfield City police tracked them down to a Richfield hotel Monday. 54-year old Michael Patenaude was wanted out of Virginia with a warrant for charges related to weapons of mass destruction and probation. 49-year old Kimberly […]

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Utah man is accused of having $100K in drugs mailed to him

Utah man is accused of having $100K in drugs mailed to him

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in Orem after allegedly having $100,000 in illegal drugs mailed to him. The Daily Herald reports 29-year-old Manteo Soto of Price was arrested Friday on suspicion of distributing, offering or arranging the distribution of a controlled substance. Utah County […]

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Panel: Less shame, more empathy needed for drug offenders

Panel: Less shame, more empathy needed for drug offenders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah panel suggests state lawmakers rethink the way prosecutors handle drug-related cases and take a more compassionate approach toward offenders. One suggestion that state lawmaker and member of the Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force Rep. Paul Ray made on Monday was directing prosecutors to […]

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Plea deal possible for alleged No. 2 in online drug ring

Plea deal possible for alleged No. 2 in online drug ring

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of helping run a multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring based out of a suburban Salt Lake City basement is talking with prosecutors about a possible plea deal. Lawyers for Drew Wilson Crandall said in court documents Monday they’re working with prosecutors to “resolve […]

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Major drug bust suspect tried to use drug money for bail

Major drug bust suspect tried to use drug money for bail

A Richfield man already in jail on drug distribution charges is in even more trouble with the law after he tried to use drug money to make bail. According to the Sevier County Sheriff, Nate Curtis, Jason Saunders called 41-year-old West Fisher to get $65,000 of hidden cash from a […]

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Large drug bust in Sevier County

Large drug bust in Sevier County

A Richfield man could face at least 15 years in prison after a large drug bust in Sevier County on Tuesday. Jason Saunders was arrested with 3/4th of a pound of pure crystal meth. According to Sevier County Sheriff, Nate Curtis, Saunders has been dealing meth out of his home. […]

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