A dog bit a Barron County sheriff’s deputy while officers were conducting a search warrant near Dallas on Thursday, July 1, according to Barron County dispatch logs.

Logs showed that deputies were executing the warrant in the 1500 block of Fifth – 5-1/2 Avenue just before 10 a.m. on Thursday. At 11:06 a.m., one deputy reported a dog bite involving another deputy at the same address.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Monday, July 5, that the deputy was okay and it was a small bite on the deputy’s arm.

Fitzgerald confirmed that a man had been arrested and was charged on Tuesday, July 6, related to the search warrant.

Darren E. Hegna, 18, of rural Dallas, was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver THC (200 grams or less) and two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the complaint, filed July 6, police were told by two sources that Hegna was selling THC. While in jail for an unrelated incident, Hegna allegedly allowed police to access his phone, which allegedly showed pictures of marijuana and messages about selling marijuana.

At Hegna’s residence during the search, police allegedly found 36.4 grams of marijuana, several THC vape cartridges, marijuana wax and several weapons and $8,000 in cash.

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