Cocaine confiscated in bust
June 9, 2007
Summit County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members in cooperation with detectives from Park City and Wasatch County entered a home at Canyon Creek Club at 900 W. Bitner Road on Thursday where they seized about a pound of cocaine and "a measurable amount" of methamphetamine and $2,000 in cash, authorities say.
"That’s a lot of cocaine man, especially when it’s in its pure form, like it was, again," Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said.
The alleged drug dealers might be connected to other crimes at Canyon Creek Club and a criminal ring broken up recently on Park Avenue, Edmunds said.
"We do believe that they’re related but we’re not releasing any of that," the sheriff said.
The "no-knock" warrant was served at the apartment complex Thursday at 10:30 p.m.
"We want to get as many people as we possibly can," Edmunds said, adding that it took several months for arrests to materialize. "It was a no-knock search warrant because we believed there were weapons in the house. I don’t know if we recovered any or not."
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In the operation, deputies arrested Vicente Romero-Flores, 24, and Vicente Romero-Ponce, 49, on drug charges. They each were being held in the Summit County Jail Friday on $50,000 bail.
"There were a lot people who saw it," Edmunds said, adding that about a dozen officers dressed in riot gear and carrying tactical weapons stormed the apartment north on Interstate 80 near Kimball Junction.