Police take down alleged meth dealer in St. George

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ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Drug Task Force has taken down an alleged methamphetamine dealer in St. George.

David Wesley Dennett, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Aug. 9, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The task force conducted a narcotics distribution investigation into 49-year-old David Wesley Dennett, of St. George, according to a probable cause statement filed by the task force in support of the arrest.

During the course of the investigation over the last three months, the report states, the task force conducted a controlled buy of meth in Washington County through the use of a confidential informant who purchased methamphetamine from Dennett.

Police subsequently arrested Dennett Wednesday at his home on the 3200 East block of 2500 South, according to the statement.

Dennett was transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility where he was booked for the offense.

The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed an information in 5th District Court accusing Dennett of two second-degree felony counts of drug distribution.

As this report is published, Dennett remains in police custody. He is expected to appear Monday afternoon before Judge Jeffrey Wilcox in 5th District Court.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • William August 10, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    And this guys brother is running for city council…?! Laughable.

    • comments August 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm


    • AnotherReader August 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      @William, and your point is… what? Because the one brother’s in trouble, the other can’t be a good candidate? Your point is actually quite laughable.

  • sagemoon August 11, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Dang tweeker!

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