Marijuana bust at Mapleton home

2011-01-13T00:05:11Z Marijuana bust at Mapleton homeLana Creer-Harris - Staff Writer Daily Herald
January 13, 2011 12:05 am  • 

A tip received late last week led police to two arrests and the discovery of a marijuana farm inside a Mapleton home.

Mapleton police officers responded to 1650 W. Maple Street and smelled burning marijuana when one subject opened the door. Police obtained a search warrant and confiscated more than 60 marijuana plant stems along with cultivation equipment, drug paraphernalia and firearms.

Mapleton Chief of Police Dean Pettersson said the suspect in the home had been tipped off and had burned the marijuana in the fireplace before officers arrived.

The plants were being grown under lights in rooms in the house.

Officers arrested Rhett Summers, 27, at the scene. Mapleton police arrested a second suspect, Dean Woods, 24, Tuesday in Herriman.

According to a news release, each plant could yield up to a pound of marijuana. The estimated value of the plants is $62,000.

Both subjects are charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and obstruction of justice.

Copyright 2015 Daily Herald. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.