Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 20, 2014

Drug sweeps nets 10 arrests



Members of the Joint Narcotics Division of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested 10 people Wednesday on various drug-related charges. More arrests were pending.

A total of 25 persons were being sought on drug-related charges following eight months of ongoing investigations.

Those arrested, and the charges, include:

During the arrests of Hamson and Houston at their residence, items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were observed in plain view and Narcotics Division detectives requested and received a search warrant to further the investigation.

Additional charges are expected to be lodged against Hamson and Houston as a result of the finding.

The warrants were issued by the state's attorney's office and were signed by Judge Jo Beth Weber.