Mt. Vernon Register-News

August 22, 2013

Drug sweep results in 12 arrests



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:

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.