Three arrested after Orem drug bust

Posted at 4:18 PM, Mar 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-28 18:27:10-04

OREM, Utah – Several people were arrested after an alleged drug bust in Utah County on Tuesday.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that their Special Enforcement team, assisted by Orem and Provo Special Enforcement teams, arrested three people on Tuesday for felony drug charges.

Police say the suspect house, located at 1250 North and 125 West in Orem, had two elaborate hydroponic marijuana grows inside.

Twelve plants and three pounds of harvested marijuana were seized. Other drugs, including psilocybin mushrooms, hash and drug paraphernalia were also located and seized, as well as two firearms.

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.

Because the home was located directly across the street from Windsor Elementary School and Park, the suspects are facing stronger charges.