ST. GEORGE – As the Washington County Drug Task Force continues to crack down on drug related crimes in the county, they arrested another alleged methamphetamine dealer Wednesday on three counts of drug distribution.
The task force conducted a narcotics distribution investigation into Steven Shane Bowdidge, 47, of St. George, task force Detective Jim Jessop said in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
During the course of the three month investigation, the task force conducted a controlled buy of methamphetamine on three separate occasions in St. George through the use of a confidential informant who purchased meth from Bowdidge, the statement said.
Bowdidge was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.
He was charged with three second-degree felonies for drug distribution. His bail for release pending trial stands at $50,000.
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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