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Dad was in the know about drug-selling operation

Dad was in the know about drug-selling operation



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Members of a Cottonwood Heights family charged with selling OxyContin out of their home face a long menu of charges, including: possession, distribution, and fraudulent prescriptions.

Michael Olson, the father, is charged along with his wife Luanne and 19-year old son Jace. He originally told police he didn't know what was going on inside his house.

Beau Babka, with the Cottonwood Heights Police, said, "When he came to the house early on and he said, ‘Oh my goodness, what is going on here?'"

It turns out he did know his family was pushing prescription drugs. Babka says all three are facing charges of distribution and fraudulent prescriptions, to name just a few.

Neighbors called police when they saw a lot of traffic outside the home on 7100 South and 2700 East near Butler Elementary.

Luanne and Jace were arrested Oct. 10 when police raided their home.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

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