On Thursday, Sept. 28, the Delta County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of Delta Police Department, Montrose Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and a member of Colorado Bureau of Investigation, conducted directed patrols in various areas of unincorporated Delta County. This operation was an effort to identify and locate known drug offenders in the area. During this operation deputies contacted a brown Ford pickup near Highway 65 and Highway 92 for a traffic violation.
Deputy Keith Sanders and his K-9 Ox responded to the contact at the request of Delta County deputies. Ox indicated the presence of suspected narcotics in the vehicle. Deputies located approximately 29 grams of methamphetamines on the driver, Mary Waddington. Waddington was arrested and transported to the Delta County Jail where she was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a drug felony 4.
As a result of the directed patrol operations the Delta County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant for the Kenny Wallace residence at 10196 Highway 65 in Austin. Deputies along with the assisting agencies executed the search warrant. During the search, deputies located approximately five pounds of suspected methamphetamine and approximately $21,000 cash allegedly associated with the distribution of the controlled substance.
A warrant for the arrest of Kenny Wallace has been issued alleging possession of controlled substances including methamphetamine with the intent to distribute these controlled substances. Bond is set at $100,000.
Delta County Undersheriff Mark Taylor said, "Sheriff McKee and I would like to extend our gratitude to the Delta County investigators and the Delta County patrol deputies, along with the Delta Police Department, Montrose County Sheriff's Office and CBI for their diligence and hard work in eradicating over five pound of methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine from our streets. The Delta County Sheriff's Office is committed to the continuing efforts of identifying and removing individuals who bring these highly addictive substances into our community."
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.