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.
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