Police Arrest 1 In Suspected Sandy Drug Grow
Oct 4, 2019, 10:29 PM | Updated: Jul 14, 2023, 2:26 pm
SANDY, Utah — Police arrested one man as they executed a search warrant on a Sandy home suspected of containing a marijuana and mushroom cultivation operation.
Robert Henderson, 22, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Friday on suspicion of felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Sandy City Police Sergeant Jason Nielsen said officers received information that the home located at 427 Aloha Lane contained marijuana and possible mushroom grows.
Officers were seen pulling multiple plants out of the house as well as bags of evidence.
They wore hazmat suits as a precaution, according to Nielsen.
“Inside the residence, there’s the possibility of spores from the mushrooms, so in order to protect the officers and the detectives, they have to don those types of suits in that we have to go through the proper safety precautions,” he said.
Nielsen said police did not believe there was any health risk to the public.
A jail probable cause statement said police recovered a distributable amount of marijuana, a marijuana plant, a mushroom grow and cultivation and packaging materials.