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(KSL News) Drug dealers in South Jordan thought they were making a big sale Friday night to the tune of several thousand dollars. But the buyers were undercover police officers. And the bust turned out to be one of the biggest in a long time.
Undercover officers from six agencies had it all planned out.
Sgt. Dan Starks/South Jordan Public Safety: "We were in the process of having officers purchase $18,000 worth of ecstacy."
But right before the deal went down, police say 22-year-old Rahimsa Macri tried to get away in a black Corvette.
Sgt. Dan Starks: "The individual driving did not respond to officers commanding him to stop, get out of the vehicle, turn off the motor, and so forth. But instead he accelerated and aimed his vehicle towards officers who were slowly surrounding the vehicle."
Officers fired at the car, hitting Macri once in the knee. He was arrested and taken to the hospital.
While all this was going on, officers used a search warrant to enter Macri's house, where they found mushrooms, marijuana, cocaine, and a lot of money.
Another home was also searched, which turned up more of the same thing and weapons. In all, six people were arrested and are facing felony charges, and $100,000 in drugs, cash, and weapons were seized.
Sgt. Dan Starks: "It kind of reminds you of why officers begin the job in the first place. It feels really good."
The officer involved in the shooting is not a South Jordan officer and that is all the information available right now. The tip that prompted the drug bust came from a local school.