St. George man busted for allegedly dealing meth to confidential informant

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ST. GEORGE — A St. George man who has racked up an extensive criminal history over the last five years has been arrested by the Washington County Drug Task Force for allegedly distributing methamphetamine throughout the county.

Aaron Richard Wallis, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Oct. 4, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The task force conducted a narcotics distribution investigation into 23-year-old Aaron Richard Wallis, 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 several months, the report states that the task force conducted a controlled buy of meth on at least three separate occasions in Washington County through the use of a confidential informant who purchased methamphetamine from Wallis.

Wallis was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on the drug-related offenses. The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed an information in 5th District Court accusing Wallis of three second-degree felony counts of drug distribution.

The following day, Wallis was charged with second-degree felony theft for his alleged involvement in stealing a Washington County woman’s car, which was later recovered from the the Virgin River Casino parking lot in Mesquite, Nevada.

According to Utah Court documents, since 2013, Wallis has an extensive criminal history involving theft and drug-related crimes.

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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  • mctrialsguy October 10, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Can we bring hanging in the town square back?

    • ladybugavenger October 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      That would be an excellent deterrent. Probably only take a few hangings before people snapped out of it and learned personal accountability

      • .... October 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm

        That’s not going to stop anything

        • ladybugavenger October 11, 2017 at 6:42 am

          You’re right Dot! It wouldn’t stop it!
          This drug court stuff and light sentences and bleeding hearts isn’t stopping it either. These people need Jesus

    • Rob83 October 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      It would be nice. Sad to think this is someone’s son, but just seeing his picture says it all- this part is embarrassing, but I’ll be out soon and back to work.

  • jaltair October 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    When I see people arrested such as this man, I wonder how many lives have been affected by such a societal parasite. With his background of criminal history, I would say lock him up and throw the key away. A person with this type of behavior never learns personal accountability, ladybugavenger.

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