20 Sought, 9 Captured In Area Drug Sweep

(MT. VERNON, IL) — On April 15, 2015, members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department began an effort of locating and arresting several persons wanted on drug related warrants throughout Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County. The warrants were issued by the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s office and were signed by the Honorable Judge Jo Beth Weber, after approximately 6 months of on-going investigations by the MVPD/JCSO Narcotics Division. A total of twenty persons were being sought on drug related charges with nine of the wanted persons located.