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Unified Police arrest five in spice bust

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Aug 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-08 23:55:40-04

Unified Police arrested five people Wednesday in connection with manufacturing and distributing spice.

Police served warrants in Taylorsville, West Valley City and Cottonwood Heights.

Police seized items including 2,000 containers of finished product (480 pounds finished product & 2,820 pounds raw product), 2,200 pounds of Damiana, several thousand Spice packaging containers, thousands of spice label rolls, several pounds of synthetic precursor cannabinoid chemicals UR-144 and XLR11, three firearms, two seized vehicles, and U.S. Currency, according to a press release.

Police had tracked the illegal chemicals from a Taylorsville UPS store to three different homes. They said a full service spice lab was located at one of the homes in Cottonwood Heights.

Police arrested KC Lee Dickinson, 26, Sheri L. Dickinson, 48, Kevin J. Halper, 51, Emily Hollingshead, 21, and Amanda D. Wilson, 27,

All of the individuals were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on multiple felonies associated with distribution and the manufacturing of controlled substances.