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Illegal Immigration and Drug Crimes in Utah

Posted in 2010, Featured on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 5:56 PM 5 Comments

By Jon Greiner
Ogden City Police Chief and Utah State Senator

For those interested in the immigration discussion, here is a report from one of my team leaders on the Weber/Morgan Narcotics Strike Force.  Joe Pyrah used some of these stats in  Police: Illegals responsible for much of drug trade

From: Burnett, Troy
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2:45 PM
Subject: Illegal Alien effect on Drug Crime in Weber and Morgan Counties

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion and debate over the new law in Arizona dealing with illegal aliens. Locally, there has been debate over the effects of such a law in Utah. Salt Lake City Police Chief Burbank is an outspoken opponent to such a law with Representative Carl Wimmer being a vocal proponent. See

The Strike Force would like to supply you with facts as it relates to Illegal aliens and the drug activity in Weber and Morgan Counties.

From May 2009 to May 2010, Strike Force Agents made 483 drug related arrests. Of those 38, or approximately 8%, were illegal aliens. Those 38 illegal aliens were responsible for 82% of the total drugs seized in that time period, which relates to 17.11 pounds of methamphetamine, 12.86 pounds of cocaine, 1.5 pounds of heroin and 225.16 pounds of marijuana.  The Drug Enforcement Administration states in its drug threat assessment for Utah, “Drug Situation: Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations dominate all facets of illegal narcotics distribution throughout Utah. Sources of supply for methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana are primarily located in Mexico, California, the Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest.” See

In conclusion, if Utah enacted a law similar to the Arizona law, dealing with illegal aliens, the Strike Force would likely see a drastic reduction in the supply of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana in Weber and Morgan Counties. We would expect to see the price of these drugs increase dramatically, reducing the number of new addicts and a significant reduction in the peripheral crime (burglary, theft and identity/check fraud) associated with drug addicts.

Listed below are some of the cases involving illegal aliens within the last year: [Case studies deleted – call if you need them.]

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Sergeant Troy Burnett
Weber/Morgan Narcotics Strike Force

Frosted Barbed Wire photo credit to Andy Tillo of Tillo 13 Photoworks

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5 Comments to “Illegal Immigration and Drug Crimes in Utah”

  1. I can’t wait to see what new Arizona state law will be passed next!

  2. Perry says:

    Please support HB 70. Utah needs this legislation. The country needs to see us take this stand!

  3. i am a 49 year old afro amerc.divc woman mixed with white,marryed to a army man,air force,and makes no since me being born here,in the usa.and i can’t walk down the street or go into a shop,some people must need glasses,i am a amerc.some vets siad the same thing and they are vets.and no it doesn’t happen everyday.and being treated like some dam foren.i am a amerc.fro real.some vets said that also,the nerve of some people,and another dam thing i don’t want any of those little hell even they don’t want there asses,what in the hell is wrong with some of those people,some of them are really out of there mind.i am not one of those rich stars adapting to get more money and more fame so they think,before they do it.i am not apart of any of that kind of stuff.i hear so much about immgs.i know that the law has its hand full,and they are still coming over here.Clinton said he was stopping them from coming over here,and Regan tryed to stop them.some of them come here and,then some of the office try to push us aside,what in the hell is wrong with some people.they need to look at the const.we the people of the usa,and i do mean what was really written for the people by the people.,and yes Obama does have a jet black father,and a white mother,my father isn’t jet black,and he isn’t a black man.and yes he did speak,and many seen him and listened to what he said,just as we all did with Clinton,Regan,and Bush both of them.Where is the real USA,some VETS ASKED THAT ALSO,Miss Vita Michelle King

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