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Two Family Members Arrested in Simultaneous Drug Busts

Two Family Members Arrested in Simultaneous Drug Busts



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Ashley Hayes ReportingOvernight drug busts turned into a family affair.

Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputies made drug busts at two different apartments. The suspects are brothers, and that fact changed deputies' tactics in making the busts.

The Sheriff's Office says the two men were dealing crack cocaine at two different apartments near 3600 S. 900 East.

The family tie meant Salt Lake County deputies had to time their entrances accordingly. They approached the apartments simultaneously, so one suspect couldn't alert the other to the police presence.

Lt. Brent Atkinson of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office explains, "We hit the apartments at the same time. Because they are brothers, we thought one would alert the other to our presence."

Two Family Members Arrested in Simultaneous Drug Busts

Their plan worked. Deputies took both men into custody. They found weapons, drug paraphernalia and crack cocaine inside one of the apartments. Investigators believe the men were working together in dealing the drugs and suspect they may be members of a gang.

Deputies also found children living inside one of the apartments and called the Division of Child and Family Services to come and take them.

There is no word yet on the charges the men will face or what will happen to the children.

We are still waiting for the names of these two brothers, and we are trying to find out what the charges are, and whether a bond has been set for their release.

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