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UPDATE: Suspected drug dealer arrested in Idaho Falls raid

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UPDATE:

The Benton Street raid in Idaho Falls on Tuesday night resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer.

The target of the raid was 28-year-old Jordan R. Honeycutt, a suspected drug dealer that lived in an apartment in the 1400 block of Benton Street. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Falls Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit issued a search warrant of the home as part of an ongoing investigation of Honeycutt.

Honeycutt is wanted on multiple felony drug charges, according to a Bonneville County news release.

Police reports show the SWAT team was called in to assist with the warrant. Investigators arrived in the neighborhood around 5 p.m. and began notifying those living near the apartment that it was about to be raided.

During the confrontation, two people came out of the apartment and were detained. However, deputies say Honeycutt refused to come outside. Deputies then used irritant gas and a police K9 before entering the apartment.

“The K-9 was able to locate Mr. Honeycutt hiding in a closet under some clothing as SWAT team deputies were clearing rooms inside the apartment,” according to the news release. “After the K-9 bit Mr. Honeycutt’s leg, he cooperated with commands from deputies and was taken into custody.”

Honeycutt was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for the dog bite before being booked into the Bonneville County Jail. Deputies say Honeycutt was booked for a felony warrant for failure to comply with drug court, two felony warrants for delivery of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor warrant for petty theft.

During the search of the apartment, investigators reported finding a gun, leading to an additional booking on a felony charge for a felon in possession of a firearm, according to deputies. He was also booked for misdemeanor resisting arrest.

One of the two who exited the apartment was released at the scene. The other, Rebecca L. Burnside, 22, of Blackfoot, was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on a felony agent’s warrant from Idaho Probation and Parole.

Court documents obtained by EastIdahoNews.com allege in September 2019, investigators had a confidential informant buy a small amount of heroin from Honeycutt. The investigation followed, but additional details have not yet been released.

EastIdahoNews.com will provide updates when they become available.

Honeycutt’s initial court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com

ORIGINAL STORY:

IDAHO FALLS — Authorities say a wanted person is in custody after the SWAT team showed up at an Idaho Falls apartment complex Tuesday evening.

It happened on the 1400 block of Benton Street after 6 p.m. A large contingent of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies, Idaho Falls Police officers and other law enforcement were at the home to serve a felony warrant.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Bryan Lovell said two people inside the apartment surrendered themselves to authorities, but a third person would not come out. Deputies used an irritant gas and a dog to draw the man out of the apartment.

He was taken into custody, and checked out at a hospital before being taken to the Bonneville County Jail.

Neighbors tell EastIdahoNews.com some people were evacuated from nearby apartments as authorities surrounded the complex.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department had paramedics at the scene as a precaution.

EastIdahonNews.com will provide updates when they become available.

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Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com
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