SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (News4Utah) – Residents in one Daybreak neighborhood were shocked to find Drug Enforcement Administration agents raiding their neighbors’ home and taking people into custody.
This all happened around 109th South and Indigo Sky Way. DEA said this was apart of a drug trafficking investigation into suspected production of counterfeit prescription pills, and marijuana cultivation.
Four people were taken into custody, but not all of them were in Utah. Agents did confirm this is a Justice Department investigation involving several federal and local agencies.
The arrest records are sealed so agents couldn’t confirm their names. They note other arrests could be coming.
Neighbors say they were a nice family who moved in last summer, and were shocked to have this happen so close to home.
One neighbor shared photos which show agents flooding into the home as a part of their investigation, and bringing out several boxes of evidence. Many kids were heading to school when this all happened, and neighbors say they’ve seen nothing like it before.
“All the other alleyways and roadways blocked off and the agents coming and going. Automatic rifles everywhere. It was crazy,” said Arnold Lingwall, resident.
Lisette Mcewan is another neighbor who knew the family since they moved in. She said five people lived there including an elementary aged child.
“It’s a very nice family,” said Mcewan. “Friendly I think it’s a very close family.”
She was saddened to learned what some who lived there were accused of.