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Couple facing charges for selling drugs to minors, wife arrested


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SANDY -- Police have put a stop to a possible supply house for teens looking for drugs.

A Sandy couple is now facing charges and neighbors are resting a little easier tonight knowing that this operation has been shut down.

Lea Clausing was charged and taken into custody Thursday night for distribution of a controlled substance, a felony, and accompanying misdemeanor charges. Her husband has yet to be charged, though charges are anticipated. The couple was allegedly dealing marijuana to junior high and high school kids.

According to neighbors, the tenants has been a problem for a while, with a constant flow of people coming in and out of the house and neighborhood. Neighbors have even talked about contacting the couple's landlord and asking that they evict the family.

"There's kinda Grand Central station there, people are always coming and going and it's rarely the same people," said neighbor Catherine Ross.

The arrest, which happened late Thursday night woke up neighbors, who watched the incident.

"You could hear on megaphone officers saying they were serving a search warrant and there was a SWAT team everywhere," said neighbor Trey Brimhall.

Brimhall quickly grabbed his camera and shot video as the whole scene played out -- a scene he says he wasn't surprised to see.

"We don't really like that in our neighborhood, so we just want them out of the house," he said.

Police say the couple was selling drugs to students of Albion Middle School and Brighton High School.

Contributing: Sandra Yi

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