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Guns, meth, money found after warrant served at Ogden home

Ogden drug bust. (Photo: courtesy Utah DPS)

(KUTV) On September 12 authorities served a warrant at an Ogden home, leading to the arrest of two individuals and the recovery of two firearms, more than $53,000, 12 grams of meth, a half pound of heroin, 1 gram of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

This Department of Public Safety warrant operation was one of seven for Operation Rio Grande.

“Through diligent police work by DPS officers and our partnering agencies, we are disrupting drug dealers and their operations,” said Commissioner Keith D. Squires of the Department of Public Safety. “This is a great example of how intelligence and a close partnership with Chief Watt and the Ogden City Police Department and the Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force leads to the arrests of dangerous criminals operating in our communities.”

Chris Espinoza was booked on a probation violation and was charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon, possession with the intent to distribute and child endangerment.

His wife, Sonya Espinoza, was charged with child endangerment and other pending charges.

This is an active investigation. We will continue to report on this story as it develops.

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