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August 22, 2013

Drug sweep results in 12 arrests

MT. VERNON — —

Law enforcement officials arrested 12 people on various drug charges during a drug sweep conducted Wednesday.

Police were attempting to serve 22 warrants as a result of investigations by the Joint Narcotics Division of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

This was the fourth drug sweep this year by the Narcotics Division, resulting in approximately 90 total arrests. Additional arrest warrants will be issued and served in the near future.

About 15 officers in teams of three from both departments started serving warrants at 6 a.m. and completed their roundup of suspects in both the city and county around 10 a.m. Six of the 22 warrants had been served as of 7:30 a.m.

Those arrested and charged include:

  • Anna Smith, 49, of the 300 block of Conger Avenue, on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
  • Raymond Tucker, 61, of the 400 block of Forest, on two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
  • Jykeece Oliver, 23, of the 2300 block of Perkins Avenue, on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
  • Demario Bell, 23, of the 500 block of South 17th Street, on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
  • Jennifer Summerville, 44, of the 700 block of South 19th Street, on a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
  • Vincent Davis, 33, of the 1800 block of South 18th Street, on two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
  • Gregory Bullard, 38, Bluford, on four counts of unlawful purchase of methamphetamine precursor. During Bullard's arrest, officers found in his possession meth-manufacturing materials as well as controlled substances. As a result, future charges will be filed, according to police.
  • Alexander Dinwiddie, 40, of the 900 block of George Street, on a charge of possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver.
  • Catina Godwin, 40, of the 4000 block of Willow Springs, on a charge of possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver.
  • Quincy Jones, 35, of the 2800 block of Mannen Street, on charges of unlawful delivery of cannabis between 10 and 30 grams, possession of cannabis between 2.5 and 10 grams, and possession of drug equipment.
  • Kelli Brown, 30, of the 300 block of Marteeny, on a charge of unlawfully altering of a prescription.
  • Maurice Flowers, 53, of the 600 block of South 17th Street, on five counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, crack, within 1,000 feet of a church.

All of those arrested are presumed innocent until their cases are disposed of in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

The warrants were issued by the Jefferson County State's Attorney's Office and were signed by Judge Jo Beth Weber after approximately eight months of ongoing investigations, a news release stated.

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