West Jordan police bust garners nearly $90K in cash, contraband

The West Jordan Police Department's street division recovered nearly $90,000 in cash and contraband goods in a recent drug bust. Photo: West Jordan Police Department

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Jan. 4, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The street crimes unit of the West Jordan Police Department has made a major bust and arrested a man believed to have been using juveniles to sell contraband substances.

A search warrant served on the man’s residence allowed officers to find $57,000 in cash, approximately 1200 THC cartridges (used in vape pens) worth around $30,000 on the street, and some other drug paraphernalia, a statement on the West Jordan Police Facebook page says.

“They uncovered information leading them to believe this individual was utilizing juvenile suspects to push the drugs using the popular social media platform, Snapchat,” the statement says.

“This bust likely prevented a huge amount of THC possibly hitting our schools to be sold to juveniles. (Huge amount meaning about 1 million hits on a vape pen.)”

Vape cartridges containing THC are legal for recreational use in nearby Colorado and Nevada, but not in Utah.


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