PROVO Officers serving a search warrant to a Provo residence Saturday ended up arresting two people, including one of the homeowners.
The warrant was issued because Provo police have responded to the house for 30 calls, including nine for gang-related activity, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in 4th District Court. Police said the home is frequently used as a haven for runaways and other illegal activity.
Police arrested the 40-year-old homeowner when they found her in her bedroom with a half gram of methamphetamine packaged for sale. Additionally, the room contained weighing scales with methamphetamine residue on them, according to the affidavit.
A 25-year-old man in the house was arrested for investigation of possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug-free zone, possession of a handgun by a restricted person and possession of false documents.
Police also found a unloaded .22-caliber handgun in the woman's bedroom, as well as ammunition, according to the affidavit. Four children were in the house and one of those children was on the bed where the methamphetamine was located, according to the affidavit.
The woman was arrested on investigation of possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug-free zone, possession of a weapon by a restricted person, possession with intent to distribute in a drug-free zone, possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone and child endangerment, according to the affidavit. The drug-free zone allegations stem from the presence of the four children in the house and its close proximity to a church.