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Update: Man charged for operating drug lab in Park Meadows

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Deputies raided a house behind Park City High School they say was home to a crack cocaine operation.

Search warrants indicate Summit County deputies had been surveilling the house at 1600 Lucky John Drive, directly behind Park City High School, since last summer.

That was when a confidential informant tipped them off about escalating drug activities there. Two residents have drug convictions dating back to the 1990s.

Deputies served a search warrant on the home March 8.

They said they found cocaine, baking soda, heat plates, cooking pans, residue and packaging materials—items needed to make crack cocaine—as well as THC, methamphetamines and other drug paraphernalia.

Deputies also said they found drugs on two people who were home during the search. One of them was arrested, 62-year-old Stephen Sieg.

Because the home is within 100 feet of both a house of worship and Park City High, he was initially arrested in part for distribution of controlled substances in a drug-free zone.

Sieg was officially charged March 13 with operating a clandestine laboratory, as well as possessing drugs and paraphernalia. The clandestine lab charge is aggravated because of its proximity to the nearby church and school.

He made his initial appearance in court the same day and is held without bail in the Summit County jail.

Updated: March 13, 2024 at 3:59 PM MDT
This story was updated with charging information.