SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Twenty-five people were arrested Thursday morning after a drug raid.
Around 6 a.m. officers with the Department of Public Safety’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), the State Bureau of Investigation, Utah Adult Probation and Parole, and SLCPD served a warrant on known drug house near North Temple and 900 West.
They say they are addressing drug trafficking in and around the Rio Grande area and across the state.
“This is a great example of multiple agencies working together to make a profound impact on the problems faced in the Rio Grande area. There are dangerous criminal elements out there and we are steadily progressing in our efforts to make Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas a safer place,” Commissioner Keith Squires with the Utah Department of Public Safety said.
After 25 men and women were taken into custody, evidence of drugs, guns, and ammo was bagged by law enforcement.
It was another chapter of Operation Rio Grande.
"Think of that (house) as basically a safe harbor for criminals is what this place was right off of a main thoroughfare," said Major Anderson.
The house is at 148 Laxon Court which is about one-half block north of North Temple and 815 West.
Major Anderson said those arrested may be facing charges of drug distribution, drug possession, human trafficking, harboring fugitives and parole violation.
Neighbors heard the sounds of police outside their windows when they broke down the door.
ABC4's Marcos Ortiz spoke with Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce about the bust:
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