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Utah County man arrested after discovery of fentanyl and illegal firearms

KUTV Salt Lake City logo KUTV Salt Lake City 10/19/2021 Victoria Hill, KUTV
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A Utah County man was arrested after detectives and SWAT said they found "large quantities of fentanyl and illegal firearms" in his home.

On Oct. 13, officers from the Utah County Special Enforcement Team, Spanish Fork Police Department, and the Utah County Metro SWAT Team served a search warrant on a home on Black Horse Drive in Spanish Fork.

They said the investigation began when they received information about a man involved in distributing fentanyl in powder and pill form.

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Utah County SWAT Team members said they conducted a traffic stop on suspect Cory Jolley after he left the home in a car.

They said they approached his residence with protective gear after taking Jolley into custody.

During their search, detectives said they found a small marijuana grow located in the suspect’s bedroom.

Other items they reported finding include methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

In total, detectives said they located 32.53 grams of powder they later confirmed to be fentanyl, packaged and sealed. They said a handgun with the serial number removed was also found in the safe with the other drugs.

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Here is the list of drugs officers reported finding:

  • 32.53 grams of Fentanyl powder
  • 74 Fentanyl pills
  • 30.14 grams of methamphetamine
  • 9.31 grams of heroin
  • 175.3 grams of marijuana
  • 2 E-cigarette cartridges containing THC
  • 4 marijuana plants along with growing lights and humidifiers

"Recognizing that fentanyl is prescribed and administered in micrograms (mcg), and recognizing that a fatal dose of fentanyl is 2 milligrams (mg), it is disturbing that 32.53 grams of fentanyl is enough to kill over 16,000 people," they stated in a press release.

Jolley was booked into jail on for possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, purchase/possession/transfer/use of a firearm by a restricted person, altering the number on a pistol/revolver, and knowingly producing/dispensing/manufacturing a controlled substance.

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