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Undercover drug investigation leads to five arrests

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WEST VALLEY — Five people face potential criminal charges or deportation following a series of drug-related search warrants that were executed by Unified police this week.

Investigators began serving a series of search warrants Tuesday morning at 4037 W. 4990 South, 4159 S. 4080 West and 4170 S. 3600 West. "(Undercover detectives) had purchased methamphetamine at each of those locations," said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.

All three locations were believed to be connected to the same operation.

In addition, officers keeping surveillance on the target residences watched two people drive away and followed those vehicles, making traffic stops and arrests near 4700 South and 4000 West.

A total of 13 people were initially rounded up and detained. All but five were released. Those five people now face various charges from local, state and federal agencies.

Three of the five people had detainers put on them by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In addition, another person was taken directly into custody by ICE and faces removal proceedings.

Two of the five people are being investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office for false documents.

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