Brothers Arrested for Drugs After Calling Police About Break-in

Brothers Arrested for Drugs After Calling Police About Break-in

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two brothers who called sheriff's deputies about a break-in at their apartment didn't take time to clean up the place.

They ended up in jail after the deputies they called Thursday found a pound of marijuana, other drugs and guns lying out in the open. The brothers claimed someone who had broken in randomly planted the drugs, but the deputies didn't buy it.

One of the brothers said "Do you think I'd be stupid enough to call police if I had drugs lying around the house?" Salt Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Darren Carr said.

The front door had been kicked in and deputies believe someone actually did break into the apartment, but Carr said detectives believed Friday the intruders were drug associates of the brothers.

Inside the apartment, deputies found marijuana, two pounds of psychedelic mushrooms, an ounce of cocaine, two handguns, an assault rifle, scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Each was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a felony, and a misdemeanor drug possession charge. Each felony charge includes a firearms enhancement, Carr said.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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