Valdosta Drug Dealer Bitten By K-9 After Attempting To Flee

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Winnie Wright
March 12, 2014

Valdosta, GA - The Valdosta Police Department says they got an anonymous tip that a man was carrying drugs on the 600 block of Hudson Street in Valdosta Tuesday. Cops responded with a K-9 unit to question the suspect, 42 year old Willie Hunter. During questioning Hunter shoved one of the detectives, which made the k-9 bite suspect. Police say after Hunter was bitten he fled on foot and was found hiding underneath a residence.

Lieutenant Kirk with VPD says they appreciate the community's support in getting dope off the streets.

"If they would have seen this guy out there and nobody called, we wouldn't have gotten him off the street, we wouldn't have gotten the drugs off the street. So we want to thank the citizens for calling us and letting us know these things. If they would have gotten there and found nothing wrong with him, he would have been free to go. If he hadn't attacked the officer, he wouldn't have gotten bit."

Police say Hunter was carrying several pieces of crack cocaine. He has been released from South Georgia Medical Center and is now in the Lowndes County Jail. He faces charges of possession with intent to distribute-cocaine, felony obstruction, misdemeanor obstruction, and tampering with evidence.