JCSO High Risk Team Arrests Two

(MT. VERNON, IL) — Jefferson County Sheriff’s High-Risk Team, along with the ILEAS Tactical Team and Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad executed a search warrant around 7:30 Monday night at a home in the 19000 block of North Stratford Lane in Jefferson County where drugs and a device were located. The warrant was issued to search for drugs and explosives. Two people were taken into custody but their names have not yet been released. Explosive technicians located a device and transported it to be stored in an evidence bunker. Detectives seized evidence and their investigation is ongoing. Chief Deputy Clint Taylor says synthetic drugs are the cause of a lot of crime in the county and they’re not going to tolerate it. Taylor says if you are using or selling these items they “will be working hard to knock in your door.” If you have information to help us take these people out call Detectives at the Sheriff’s Office 618.244.8004 or our narcotics division at the Mt.Vernon Police Department 618.242.2727.