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More out-of-state dealers selling drugs in Utah

More out-of-state dealers selling drugs in Utah

By KSL.com | Posted - Dec. 27, 2011 at 7:27 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Some law enforcement agencies in Utah are seeing an increase in a frustrating national trend.

According to the Standard-Examiner, members of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Task Force say drug rings are bringing in drug dealers temporarily from out of state. Then those dealers are transferred to another city in another state before police can move in and shut down the operation.

Weber-Morgan Narcotics Task Force

YearNumber of Cases
2008621
2009566
2010670
2011696

Strike force members tell the paper this is a national trend that makes their job more difficult. As soon as investigators identify the dealers, they move and the police are back to square one.

The out-of-state dealers are selling everything from marijuana, cocaine and heroine to methamphetamine and illegal prescriptions.

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