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As a result of special enforecement acitivities, a large quantity of drugs was seized and several arrests were made on 03-26-13

On 3-26-13, the Utah County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement team, assisted by Orem and Provo Special Enforcement Teams, arrested three individuals in Orem City on felony drug charges. The house, located at 1250 N. 125 W., had two elaborate hydroponic marijuana grows inside. Three pounds of harvested marijuana that was ready to sell was seized, along with twelve other plants from the grow. Other drugs were located including psilocybin mushrooms, hash and drug paraphernalia. Two Firearms were seized at the residence as well. The entire grow was seized and booked into Utah County Evidence. The charges are being enhanced due to the home being directly across the street from Windsor Elementary School and Park.

Gwenn Carson Knaphus, David Knaphus, and Brittany Siragusa were booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of: Cultivation of Marijuana, Distribution of Marijuana, Possession of psilocybin mushrooms, Possession of Hash, Possession of a Firearm by a Restricted Person, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

For more information or clarification, please contact Lt. Shawn Chipman of the Utah County Sheriff's Office at: (office) 801-851-4011 or by e-mail: stevenc@utahcounty.gov