UPD Conducts Large Scale Marijuana Seizure in Riverton

finalRiverton, UT – On May 3, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m., Unified Police Department (UPD) Riverton Precinct officers received information of a large stash of marijuana in the basement apartment of 12480 South 2240 West.  Detectives, patrol officers, and K9 from the DEA Metro Narcotics Task Force surrounded the home and began announcements for any occupants to exit.  The sole occupant of the apartment, Elijah Webb, complied with officers and was detained.

A search warrant of the apartment was served in the early morning hours of May 4.  The search yielded 110 lbs. of marijuana, having an estimated street value $760,000, along with $46,750 cash. Elijah Webb was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail under felony narcotics charges; Manufacturing of a Controlled Substances (2nd degree felony) and Distribution of Controlled Substances (3rd degree felony).

“We have zero tolerance for this type of illicit behavior in Riverton,” said Mayor Trent Staggs. “It’s comforting to know the suspect was only in the city for a few days before he was apprehended. This is yet another example of the phenomenal work our Unified Police Department officers do for our community.”

At the request of the other residents of 12480 S 2240 W, we are requesting privacy for them as they are not involved with and have no relation to Elijah Webb.

Contact:
Lt. Brian Lohrke, Public Information Officer
Unified Police Department
(385) 468-9686

Casey Saxton, Public Information Officer
Riverton City
(801) 208-3189