MVPD/JCSO High Risk Team Arrest Two For Meth

(MT. VERNON, IL) — On May 16th, 2017, approximately 6:30am, members of the Mt.Vernon Police Department / Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team served a knock and announce narcotics search warrant at 1516 Dodds Street after investigations by the Mt.Vernon Police Department / Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division developed information that methamphetamine was being sold from the residence by Joseph Welch. Authorities arrested 27 year old Joseph Welch and 47 year old Gary Welch after they were located inside the residence. Joseph Welch has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Schedule 2 Substance with Intent to Deliver, and Possession of Drug Equipment. Gary Welch has been charged with Possession of a Schedule 2 Substance.  Both are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.