Major Fentanyl/Heroin/Meth Drug Bust In Uintah County Results In 2 Arrests

by | Mar 9, 2023 | Featured Stories, News | 0 comments

The streets are a bit safer thanks to arrests following a multi-month drug investigation in Uintah County. Uintah Basin Narcotic Strike Force Commander Mike Gledhill has shared that on February 27th, members of the Uintah Basin Narcotic Strike Force, with the assistance of the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Probation and Parole, executed a search warrant at a Uintah County residence that resulted in arrests. The search warrant was a result of agents conducting a multi-month drug distribution investigation. As a result of the search warrant, suspected fentanyl pills, heroin, and methamphetamine were confiscated. $7,000 in cash, suspected to be associated with the distribution of the illegal narcotics, was seized and psilocybin mushrooms, numerous narcotic pills, a firearm, and other weapons were confiscated. Two individuals were located inside the residence and both individuals were arrested and booked into the Uintah County Jail on multiple charges, including three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. “The Strike Force is extremely concerned about the presence of fentanyl being distributed within our community,” shares Commander Gledhill. “Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid and exposure to the drug is dangerous and potentially deadly. If you have information about fentanyl and or other illegal narcotics, please contact the Uintah Basin secret witness/tip line at (435) 789-8888.” The Uintah Basin Narcotic Strike Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force made up of members from the Vernal City Police Department, Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, Naples City Police Department, Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Roosevelt City Police Department.

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