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Marijuana butter, plants discovered during search of Hildale home

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Oct. 9, 2019 at 9:22 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — A Hildale woman was arrested after police found, among other items, a pound of marijuana butter in her kitchen while executing a search warrant on her home.

On Monday, officers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Drug Task Force and Hildale Marshals, served a warrant on a home in Hildale. A 30-year-old woman, who was at home with two children, ages 4 and 2, met the officers at the door, according to a Washington County Jail report.

“The following items (were) located during the search: marijuana pipes and bongs located in the bathroom on the counter where small children could reach it. A pound of marijuana butter for cooking, 32 marijuana plants, and in the storage room and fridge in the storage room ... numerous packages of marijuana ready to be sold,” the report states.

In an outside shed, investigators found an additional “few large garbage sacks of marijuana and large canisters and butane,” according to the report.

Marijuana seeds and marijuana cultivation books were also located in the house, as well as $4,500 in cash in a locked briefcase in the bedroom along with a “growing ledger dating back to 2017,” the report states.

Five firearms were seized from the property, according to the report.

The woman, who the jail report described as “one of the suspects,” told police “she makes the marijuana butter in a Crock-Pot for marijuana edibles.”

She was arrested for investigation of drug distribution, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, producing or manufacturing a controlled substance, and permitting a child to be exposed to drugs.

Pat Reavy

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