LAYTON – The Davis Metro Narcotics Unit arrested seven people in connection with a drug rad in Layton on Monday, August 4.
Sgt. Brady Fitzpatrick told the Clipper the raid was a culmination of an investigation that began in June, when an undercover informant was able to buy heroin from an alleged drug dealer.
Early in the morning of Aug. 4, Fitzpatrick said the Davis Metro Narcotics team served a warrant at 956 W. Gordon Ave. in Layton, with assistance of the North Davis S.W.A.T. team.
He said the “no-knock” raid resulted in the arrest of several people inside the home, but it wasn’t until a short time later that 35-year-old Christopher Lovell and 18-year-old Baylee Wagner showed up at the scene and were also arrested.
Fitzpatrick said Lovell was the prime target of their investigation, and that the others who were arrested would face various drug and drug possession charges.
Besides Lovell and Wagner, 31-year-old William Hicks, 40-year-old Charisse Rahter, 34-year-old Brandon Hess, 39-year-old Bradley Christensen and 34-year-old Myranda Dotson were also arrested.
Sgt. Fitzpatrick said officers confiscated scales and other drug paraphernalia, along with a small amount of heroin at the scene.
He said neighbors had complained for months about noise and a large number of people who were always at the home.
Lovell faces 4 felony accusations, including theft by deception, possession, and two intent to distribute charges. He was held in lieu of $25,723 bail.