Mt. Vernon Man Jailed On Drug, Weapons Charges

(MT. VERNON, IL) — A Mt. Vernon man was arrested Wednesday after members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team executed a search warrant at 800 S. 24th Street in Mt. Vernon. 38 year old L C Richardson was arrested and is jailed at the Jefferson County Justice Center on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon. Bond is to be set. The search warrant was obtained with the assistance of the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office and was signed by the Honorable Judge Jo Beth Weber after investigations by the MVPD/JCSO Narcotics Division and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Division developed information that firearms and controlled substances were being sold at the residence. After the residence was secured, a search by Narcotics Division Detectives resulted in the recovery of quantities of crack cocaine, cannabis, and two loaded firearms. Richardson is currently on supervised release from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and federal agencies have been notified of this arrest. The original federal charges were related to narcotic distributions. Richardson is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.