Cops seize guns, drugs and cash
In executing a search warrant Monday deputies seized guns, drugs and money from the house at 390 Matterhorn Drive after residents refused to open the door around 2:30 a.m., Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said.
Four pistols, two shotguns, a scoped rifle, ammunition, body armor, prescription drugs, a pound of marijuana and $20,000 were found inside the home in Summit Park, Edmunds said.
Officers found digital scales, identifications, credit cards, several computers, digital music players and materials used to package drugs, he added.
Two men, ages 18 and 21, were arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.
Somebody who was allegedly riding a motorcycle too fast on Interstate 80 helped lead a deputy to the home, Sheriff’s Office Detective Josh Wall said.
"[The deputy] noticed that it got off at Summit Park," Wall said. "He cruised through there to see if he could locate this motorcycle."
A motorcycle and an Audi reportedly stolen from the Salt Lake valley were found parked at the house. Investigators did not confirm whether it was the same motorcycle the officer spotted on the freeway. A warrant was served at the home around 8:30 a.m. on Monday.
Two handguns and a computer seized by police were linked to burglaries at houses in the area, Edmunds said.
"We’re pretty certain that other items are stolen," Wall said.
The 18-year-old who was arrested could face a charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 21-year-old faces a second-degree felony for distribution of a controlled substance and third-degree felonies for possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The Summit Park man is also charged with obstruction of justice, possessing/receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, which are misdemeanors.
"With the firearms and the drugs, that ties him up potentially in a federal case," Wall said, adding that the charges may be turned over the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City.
A 17-year-girl was also taken into custody at the scene. The Park Record does not typically print the names of suspects until formal charges are filed.
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