By MARY KAYE DAVIS
MT. VERNON — The city/county narcotics unit continued its efforts to reduce drug activity in the area by serving seven arrest warrants during a Friday afternoon sweep.
A total of 15 warrants were issued for the detail, according to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Chris Mendenall.
Those arrested with the assistance of the MVPD patrol division were:
n Jermaine Brown, 18, 1124 Oakland Ave., on two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance;
n Jawaan Walker, 18, 502 S. 18th St., on one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance;
n Ossie Foulks, 20, 2701 Jones 2B, on three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance;
n Broderick Wooters, 18, 1009 Welkins, on one count of possession of a controlled substance;
n Mary Puckett, 1107 S. 23rd St., 22, on two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance;
n Vernon Rollins, 20, 509 S. 22nd St., on one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and;
n Lisa Hudson, 37, no address available, on one count of possession of a controlled substance.
“These warrants come after a recent warrant sweep of several persons who were indicted on federal charges, based on investigations by the (city and county) joint narcotics division which has resulted in reducing drug activity in the Mt. Vernon area,” Mendenall said. “Information (relayed to law enforcement) indicates that these recent indictments and warrant arrests have resulted in other persons suspected, or known to be involved in drug-related crimes, have actually fled the Mt. Vernon area in an attempt to reduce the changes of being charged or arrested.”
Mendenall said other arrests are expected in the near future.
By MARY KAYE DAVIS
Stuff the Bus campaign begins
MT. VERNON — A five-week campaign to collect school supplies for local schoolchildren will begin on Friday. United Way of South Central Illinois has announced its Stuff the Bus kickoff campaign will coincide with the organization's Day of Action. DaContinued ...
Jaycees cleaning out train depot
MT. VERNON — A longtime civic organization — Mt. Vernon Jaycees — is disbanding, and club members are conducting one last project this weekend to cap off its 67-year legacy. A public rummage sale will be held at noon on Saturday and Sunday at the clContinued ...
Continental Tire celebrates expansion
MT. VERNON — Continental Tire the Americas celebrated a milestone on Tuesday with a beam signing ceremony on its newest expansion. "CTA Mt. Vernon has always had the support of state and local officials," plant manager Benny Harmse said. "... I am cContinued ...
MVTHS weighs purchase offers
MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Township High School is now considering three offers to buy portions of its campus. Only one of those offers has reached the stage where a cost figure has been announced. That is the offer to purchase the parking areas adjacenContinued ...
Naming rights granted for new theater
MT. VERNON – The Schweinfurth Foundation has been granted lifetime naming rights for the new proposed Mt. Vernon Township High School theater. School officials say Schweinfurth has donated roughly $510,000 to the school over the years for arts prograContinued ...
- D80 wants cameras at Primary Center
- Improvements slated for Lincoln Park
- Heritage Gala draws a crowd
- Asbestos removal bids in for Armory
- Wolfstock Festival canceled
- Weekly Record
- Delatore pleads guilty to exploitation
- Merger won't hurt districts
- Relay For Life
- Sears announces Mt. Vernon store closure
- Stuff the Bus campaign begins