(MT. VERNON, IL) — Two people are in the Jefferson County jail, following a Friday morning execution of a search warrant on their home allegedly revealed drugs and a loaded handgun. Around 10:40 a.m. Friday, the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team executed a search warrant on a home in the 800 block of South 18th Street in Mt. Vernon. Police arrested 22-year-old Torrence D. Jones, and 31-year-old Jennifer Y. Hernandez, after crack cocaine, cannabis, and a loaded handgun were allegedly found in the home. Jones has been charged with possession of a firearm by a known gang member, manufacture/delivery of cocaine, manufacture/delivery of cannabis, armed violence and illegal possession of ammunition. Hernandez has been charged with possession of a firearm without a FOID card, armed violence, manufacture/delivery of cocaine, and manufacture/deliver of cannabis. Both are being held in the Jefferson County jail with bail remaining to be set. The arrests are the result of an ongoing investigation by the Mt Vernon Police Department, Mt Vernon/Jefferson County Narcotics Unit and the United States Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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