Public safety alert issued in Summit County after marijuana found to be laced with fentanyl
May 27, 2022, 3:24 PM | Updated: 3:28 pm
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A public safety alert is in place for Summit County residents after authorities said a Snyderville Basin man had an adverse reaction after smoking marijuana believed to be laced with fentanyl.
Officials with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office were alerted to the problem Friday morning. According to the agency’s release, the man told investigators he purchased the marijuana locally.
“After testing the marijuana, deputies believe it to be laced with the deadly drug fentanyl,” stated the release.
After testing, deputies notified federal law enforcement partners.
“The Snyderville Basin man has been cooperating with investigators, who were able to determine the distribution source of the potentially deadly marijuana,” the release stated.
Brooks Tyler Glisson, 25, from Summit County, has since been arrested on drug possession and distribution charges.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office urged residents on Friday not to purchase or ingest illegal street drugs.
“We also ask parents to talk to their children about the dangers of using illegal street drugs,” the sheriff’s office said in the release.
They urged anyone who may be experiencing complications to seek immediate medical attention. Deputies said local agencies, including Park City Fire District and Intermountain Park City Hospital, are aware of the issue.