Drug task force arrests one on heroin distribution

ST GEORGE – The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a Brookside man on charges of drug distribution Thursday afternoon.

Dustin Wolfgang Greenwalt has been the subject of a task force investigation since spring.

Dustin Wolfgang Greenwalt. Brookside UT July 3, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Dustin Wolfgang Greenwalt. Brookside Utah, July 3, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

“The Task Force utilized a confidential informant to purchase heroin, on two separate occasions, from Greenwalt,” task force Capt. Kyle Whitehead said. “The confidential informant was sold heroin by Mr. Greenwalt. The transaction occurred both times within 1,000 feet of an LDS church, which means it was within a drug free zone.”

After the buys in the spring, the task force proceeded to finish putting the case together and arrested Greenwalt Thursday, booking him into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility.

He is being charged with two counts of drug distribution enhanced from a second degree felony to a first degree felony, due to the offense occurring in a drug free zone.

According to the county’s booking information, Greenwalt’s bail has been set at $40,000.

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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17 Comments

  • Michelle July 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Everywhere in Utah is within 1000 feet of a church…. Just saying.

    • LOL'd July 7, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      PRAISE THE LORD!!!

    • Brian July 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      The resident to church ratio in Utah is probably about the same as the resident to strip club / bar ratio in Las Vegas. Which would you rather have? Just saying.

  • Donovan Bock July 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    The headline should be “Drug task force wastes more time and money fighting unwinnable war on drugs.”

  • swimswim July 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Haha, very true, Michelle!

  • killjoy July 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Or some other place that is labeled a drug free zone.
    Get a clue you drug people! Drugs are the pits!

  • Psalm144:1 July 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Wait……In this country, and state it is illegal to possess, use, buy, distribute this and many other drugs. Wouldn’t that make the entire state a drug free zone according to the law?

  • zacii July 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Why is possession of drugs more bad 1000′ from a church? It’s less harmful to society if he was 1001′ from a church? Makes no sense. The dude needs rehab, not prison.

    • DIXIE MEN July 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      If he served a strong mission somewhere, will he receive a lighter sentence?

    • John July 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      I agree with you about the silly “drug free zone.” However, this guy is a dealer, he needs prison…rehab if he wants to while he’s locked up.

  • Thankful July 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Thank goodness there is that many church’s or this area would be over taken by dead beats

    • DIXIE MEN July 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Instead, church people are just closet drinkers and prescription pill poppers, right?

    • And the clock says... July 8, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Ding! Cuckoo, cuckoo.

  • Low say July 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Michelle that’s to keep you from sticking a needle in you arm. Hope it’s working.

  • DIXIE MEN July 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Is pornography also illegal within 1,000 feet of mormon churches? If so, what about all those church guys looking at it in their homes, near the churches?

  • Lp July 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Did anyone watch the show on National Geographic called “Drugs Inc” in which one episode about the drug epidemic in Salt Lake City? One of the drug dealers was in the Elders Quorum and had the pages of his Book Of Mormon cut out so he could hide his drugs in it. They did the interview inside the church and he had his drugs with him inside the book. He says he has six other members of his ward doing the selling. He said that he does give tithing with the money he makes……..So does that make it okay or something? Being a Mormon or any other religion does not make someone a good person.

  • Tom July 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    There is no war on drugs

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