SPRINGVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Police have arrested a man after a missing cell phone led to the discovery of an illegal drug selling operation.
The Springville Police Department says they first responded to a woman who alerted police of her missing cell phone being traced to an unknown residence.
When police arrived at the home, they were greeted by a strong odor of marijuana as the front door opened. When officers began questioning the residents, a male suspect suddenly tried running away to escape from officers.
Police were able to catch the suspect and take him into custody.
A search warrant was obtained and upon searching, police discovered an illegal drug sales operation in the home. Authorities confiscated $40,000 worth of drugs, $53,000 in cash, and a loaded assault rifle.
The male suspect was booked into jail and an unidentified female suspect was released with a citation.