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Man Arrested After Investigation into Illegal Drug Sales



A two month investigation by Madison Precinct undercover detectives into illegal drug sales led to Tuesday’s arrest of George Wade III, 25, and the seizure of 15 grams of methamphetamine, four grams of cocaine, 289 ecstasy pills, 241 Xanax pills, one bullet proof vest, and three handguns.

Two search warrants were executed at 116 A McKinley Street and 118 A Welworth Street. Wade was located outside the McKinley Street residence where he was taken into custody. He is charged with possession with intent to sell meth, cocaine, marijuana, and Schedule IV & I drugs and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Wade is being held in lieu of $86,000 bond.

At the time of his arrest, Wade was free on $15,000 bond for Monday morning’s shooting of a 15-year-old who was driving Wade’s girlfriend’s stolen car on Rainwood Drive. Wade fired several shots into the driver side window, striking the teen in the shoulder.

The drug investigation was ongoing prior to, and is unrelated to, Wade’s arrest on Monday.


George Wade III, 25

Seized drugs and contraband

Seized drugs and contraband