Police, dog shut down house used for dealing

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 22, 2003

Demopolis Police and trusty, old Jenny have snuffed out more than $2,000 worth of marijuana destined for the streets of this community. Along the way, local police believe they’ve finally shut down a house being used to distribute drugs throughout town.

On Wednesday night, officers from the police department escorted K-9 Jenny to 608 Blacks Drive. After serving a search warrant, police arrested William Egress Wallace, 23, for possession of marijuana first degree and receiving stolen property second degree.

Upon entering the house on Blacks Drive, police found more than a half-pound of marijuana and a stolen firearm.

According to a written release from Police Chief Charles Avery, the marijuana was packaged for individual sale. The stolen firearm, he said, was a "38 special revolver" that was reported stolen two weeks ago.

According to Det. Sgt. Tim Soronen, K-9 Jenny has done a good job over the years helping bring down drug offenders.

The Demopolis Police Department spared no expense making the Wednesday night bust. In all, eight officer (Soronen, Smith, David Heaton, Zack Fluker, Rex Flowers, Tim Williams, Brady Tew and Daryl Bowden) assisted with the arrest.

Wallace was still in the Marengo County Detention Center Friday afternoon with a bond of $9,000.