PROVO, Utah, Feb. 25, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The Provo Police Department has seized a total of $37,000 worth of methamphetamine and stolen guns after a tip from a concerned citizen.
The department said in a Facebook post it received a tip about potential criminal activity at 1037 E. 300 South. Provo Special Enforcement Team detectives were assigned the case and began an investigation. That investigation culminated with a search warrant that detectives served Wednesday.
The post said: “During the investigation, detectives became aware of an alleged quantity of both drugs and guns in the residence. After obtaining the warrant, detectives elected to maximize the safety of nearby residents, officers, and suspects and waited until they could contact the suspect, 24-year-old Provo resident Roberto Aguilar, outside of his home on a traffic stop.
“After stopping Mr. Aguilar, detectives determined he was carrying fake identification, and over $7,000 in cash. After securing the suspect, detectives returned to the home to serve the search warrant.”
During the search, detectives located 371 grams of methamphetamine with a $37,000 street value, equivalent to 1,500 individual dosage units; one AK-47 style rifle; five handguns; and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A records check revealed that three of the five handguns were stolen.
Detectives booked Aguilar into the Utah County Jail for false identification, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
The investigation and warrant service process was assisted by Utah County Major Crimes Task Force, Utah County Sheriff’s Office SET team, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Investigations and Enforcement and Removal Operations and United States Marshal’s VFAST team.