Tip leads to discovery of more than 100 pounds of marijuana

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RIVERTON, Utah (News4Utah) – A man is in custody after police said they found a large stash of marijuana in a basement apartment.

Elijah Webb was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail under felony narcotics charges.

On Thursday, Unified Police Department officers received a tip about a large stash of marijuana in a basement apartment in the area of 12400 South 2200 West in Riverton.

Detectives, patrol officers and K9 from the Drug Enforcement Administration Metro Narcotics Task Force surrounded the home and began making announcements for any occupants to exit.

Webb, the only person inside the apartment, exited the apartment and compiled with officers.

Officers searched the apartment Friday morning and police said they came up with 110 lbs. of marijuana having an estimated street value of $760,000 and $46,750 in cash.

“We have zero tolerance for this type of illicit behavior in Riverton,” said Mayor Trent Staggs. “It’s comforting to know the suspect was only in the city for a few days before he was apprehended. This is yet another example of the phenomenal work our Unified Police Department officers do for our community.”

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