Police make drug bust at Taylorsville Wal-Mart

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TAYLORSVILLE -- Police tracked down a man with a car full of drugs in the parking lot of a Taylorsville Wal-Mart. The bust happened Wednesday afternoon at the store near 5300 South and Redwood Road.

Investigators spotted Juan Silva Gutierrez in two separate drug sales: one in Cottonwood Heights; the other in Taylorsville.

When they tracked him down in the store parking lot, officers seized at least 70 small balloons filled with cocaine and heroin. They say this arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into a bigger operation.

"We're pretty positive that we may, in the next few days, come up with even more arrests and more seizure of some of these drugs off the street," said Officer Beau Babka, spokesman for the Cottonwood Heights Police Department.

The suspect is charged with drug possession and distribution.

E-mail: pnelson@ksl.com

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