|Sgt. Bill Barnes exhibits a 1,000 watt lamp and suspected marijuana plants seized May 10 from a private residence by Price police. Chief Aleck Shilaos developed probable cause to obtain a warrant to search the house, located in a drug-free zone near the children's justice center on 400 East.|
On May 10, the Price City Police Department developed probable cause to obtain a knock and announce search warrant for a residence one block away from the Carbon County Children's Justice Center,
Price law enforcement personnel executed the warrant, entered the residence on 126 North 400 East at 5 p.m. and searched the premises, indicated Sgt. Bill Barnes.
Located in a drug-free zone, the house was reportedly occupied by Joshua and Amy Knect along with an eight and one-half month old baby, continued Barnes.
Upon searching the residence, Price police purportedly found a substantial amount of suspected marijuana, fertilizer, a 32-gallon garbage can with water, a 1,000 watt lamp and a power converter.
Law enforcement authorities reportedly confiscated five 14- to 18-inch tall suspected marijuana plants and bullet casings at the scene.
Price police investigators also seized suspected drug paraphernalia and stolen property reportedly belonging to the Tooele County Sheriff's Office.
The basement of the home was reportedly lined with plastic, pointed out the police sergeant. The windows had been covered with wood as well as black plastic, pointed out Barnes.
At the time law enforcement authorities executed the warrant, no one was apparently at the residence. Price police later apprehended Amy Kneck. But as of May 11, Joshua Kneck remained at large.
Chief Aleck Shilaos encouraged residents with information about Joshua Kneck's whereabouts to contact the Price police department at 637-3190 or call the public safety dispatch center at 911.
The suspects may face criminal prosecution on unlawful possession of controlled substance, paraphernalia and endangerment of a child charges along with possession of ammunition with drugs, a violation of federal law, concluded Barnes.