Monday, October 6, 2008
Ay, Caramba! Fifteen Illegal Hispanic Immigrants, Previously Deported Numerous Times, Busted For Selling Drugs In Bountiful, Utah
Drug agents shut down a drug operation in Bountiful, Utah that may have been responsible for several overdoses in Davis County, and police arrested 15 people in one fell swoop. Full story published by KSL Channel 5.
The 15 people arrested, 14 men and one woman, lived together in all four units of a fourplex located at 165 West 200 North. They were allegedly selling heroin, but police also found some cocaine. One of the men, Robert Rosier, is the apartment manager. All the suspects except Rosier are from Honduras. Davis County Jail records indicate Rosier was arrested on September 24th, is being charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession or Use of a Controlled Substance, and is being held on $10,000 bond. Information on the other suspects was not found.
Officers from the Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force began investigating the group about three months ago. Undercover officers also bought heroin from them. But police moved expeditiously on this investigation because there have been three overdoses in Davis County during September.
Neighbors are glad because they suspected something was going on. Kathleen Tilley said she and others saw "cars coming and going and stopping for a few minutes and then coming back out, and people that we never see around here."
Police say the suspects have been deported before, some of them numerous times, but they came back into the United States. Some have even been convicted of drug-related felonies in the past. Immigration officials say they were using fake Social Security numbers and fake names.
Investigators say during the bust, several people showed up to buy drugs. They also were arrested.
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