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Gunfire with SWAT and seizure of narcotics leads to trafficker imprisonment
Mar 27, 2023, 3:00 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who exchanged gunfire with SWAT and had the intent to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment today.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Utah, the drug trafficker is 54-year-old Sean Dejesus Darragh, of Sandy, Utah.
Dejesus allegedly admitted to possessing more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine on Sept. 8, 2021.
Furthermore, he allegedly admitted that as officers with the Sandy City Police Department SWAT entered his home, he fired shots.
“The exchange of gunfire between Darragh and officers led to the injury of a SWAT officer and Darragh,” wrote a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
More specifically, this case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, PSN.
This program brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve. The goal of the program is to reduce violent crime and gun violence in order to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.
“The U.S. Attorney’s office will remain vigilant in working with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute drug traffickers who pose a threat in our community,” said U.S. Attorney Trina A. Higgins of the District of Utah.
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