Parrish man arrested on drug charge
by James Phillips
Apr 05, 2012 | 3447 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Demetrice Parish
Demetrice Parish
PARRISH — A Parrish man was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance after allegedly selling prescription pills out of his home.

Demetrice Parish, 44, was taken to the Parrish Police Department after his arrest and then transferred to the Walker County Jail, where he was being held Wednesday on a $15,000 bond.

Parrish Police Chief Nick Smith said a warrant for Parish’s arrest was issued on March 29 following a two- to three-month investigation. Parish was apprehended around noon Wednesday during a traffic stop on Highway 269 in Parrish by Smith and officer Chad Nalls.

“We have had several complaints from people that drug activity was going on at his home,” Smith said. “We investigated the situation and found he was selling prescription medication out of his house. We were able to obtain the warrant in late March and had not been able to make contact with Parish.”

Smith said the Parrish Police Department investigates any suspicious activity that is called in from area residents. He urged any Parrish resident to never hesitate to call the department for anything. Parrish police can be reached at 205-686-9991.

“We always appreciate the community’s help,” Smith said.