Officials: 6 arrested for drug distribution in Rio Grande area of Salt Lake City

Photos: SBI

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 3, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Six foreign nationals believed to be distributors selling drugs in the Rio Grande area of Salt Lake City were arrested this week after warrants were served on homes in West Valley City and Salt Lake City.

Information released by the Utah Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) said of the six, five were Honduran narcotic dealers.

Agents found heroin and cocaine at both residences, the SBI statement says, adding that all arrested “… are known active distributors in the Rio Grande area.” Search warrants were served as a result of the investigation.

“This is a great example of how intelligence and diligent police work by DPS agents are disrupting drug dealers and their operations,” Commissioner Keith Squires of the Department of Public Safety said in the statement.

“One by one, these arrests are removing dangerous criminals operating in our communities.”

Since the start of Operation Rio Grande, 126 charges have been filed for drug distribution resulting in 118 jail bookings, the statement says.


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