Central City Bust Lands Five In Jail

(SALEM, IL) — An early Saturday morning drug bust at a Central City home has landed five people in the Marion County Jail. According to police reports, officers executed a search warrant on the North Marion Street home of 52-year-old Michael Mansker that had earlier been identified by Centralia police as a hub for drug trafficking. Mansker was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church and unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. In addition to Mansker, police arrested 37-year-old Jermaine “Cory” Ingram, of East St. Louis, and 36-year-old Darrell “Mane” Williams, of Washington Park, for alleged possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Williams is also in custody on a parole hold for a gun-related charge. A 26-year-old Vandalia man identified as Jarrad Simpson, is being held for alleged possession of a controlled substance and on an outstanding Fayette County misdemeanor warrant. A female inside the home was not arrested, but a 43-year-old man waiting outside for her, Daniel Sanders of Centralia, was arrested for alleged unlawful possession of ammunition with a revoked fireowners identification card. Sanders was released after posting $150 bond. Reports say a variety of drugs and paraphernalia were recovered from the home, including the drug Narcan that is used to revive those who have overdosed on heroin. In addition, police reportedly recovered more than 15 grams of bLack tar heroin, China White heroin, Crystal ICE methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and cannabis. Many of the drugs were reportedly packaged individually, with an estimated street value of the seized drugs placed at $1,000. They also seized just under $1,000 in cash and 20-30 hypodermic needles, along with other drug paraphernalia. Judge Mike McHaney signed the search warrant that was executed as a joint effort of Central City, Centralia, and Wamac Police. No other arrests are anticipated from this particular investigation.