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Spanish Fork parents arrested for child endangerment after police find marijuana, guns

Spanish Fork parents arrested for child endangerment after police find marijuana, guns (Photos: Utah County Sheriff's Office)

(KUTV) Two Spanish Fork parents were arrested on child endangerment charges after police found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and guns in a home with a 14-year-old boy. Another man in the home was arrested on weapon charges.

According to the Utah County Sheriff's Office, police executed a search warrant for the home April 18 after months of investigation. Once inside the home, they found two ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and four guns belonging to one of the adults.

Upon searching the home, police discovered a 14-year-old boy. His parents, 37-year-old Edwin Lee Steward and 37-year-old Valerie Steward told officers they regularly allowed their son to smoke marijuana.

Both were charged with child endangerment, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession.

A third man in the home, 35-year-old Wesley Morse Vivian, was discovered to be the owner of the four firearms and faces third-degree felony charges of restricted weapon possession, as well as drug and drug paraphernalia charges.


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