Centralia warrant sweep results in multiple arrests on meth/heroin charges

CENTRALIA — A Friday morning warrant sweep through Centralia resulted in the arrests of 10 people wanted in connection with the delivery of controlled substances, following an eight month joint operation between Centralia PD and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office targeting the sale of heroin and methamphetamine.

According to Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison, CPD and MCSO were joined by the U.S. Marshall Service in executing the warrants and securing the apprehensions.

A total of 35 law enforcement officers spread across the city in an operation that in some instances resulted in additional charges when guns or drugs were reportedly found at the scene.

Atchison says three firearms were also seized during the operation, one of which had been reported as stolen in Salem.

The Department of Children and Family Services was also called in when a number of children were present at one home. Atchison says DCFS responded quickly and was very helpful with the situation.

Atchison commented that he is very proud of the work of his officers on the investigation and the apprehensions, noting that CPD is committed to making Centralia a safer place through the enforcement of drug laws, and by conducting investigations such as this that target illicit drug sales in the community.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected. Those arrested by noon Friday include:

#1 – Therion T. A. Johnson, male, 22 y.o., 1000 blk Maulding Dr, Centralia, IL – Marion County Warrant for Delivery of  Controlled Substances (2 counts)

#2 – Bobbie V. Wilks, male, 49 y.o., 700 Franklin Ave, Centralia, IL, – Marion County Warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substances (3 counts)

#3 – Sunny L. Powe, female, 22 y.o., 500 blk S. Perrine, Centralia, IL, – Marion County Warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substances (5 counts)

#4 – Precious Jones, female, 42 y.o., 900 blk M L King, Centralia, IL ,  – Marion County Warrant for Delivery of a Controlled Substance

#5 – Dorian D. Benton, male, 49 y.o., 100 blk S. Pine, Centralia, IL, – Marion County Warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substances (3 counts)

#6 – Anthony D. Clark, male, 26 yoa, 800 blk E. 6th, Centralia, IL, –  Marion County Warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substances (6 counts) Additional Charges of – Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

#7 – Kenneth L. Fair, male, 41 y.o., 500 S. Cherry St, Centralia, IL, –  Marion County Warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substances.  Additional Charge of possession of a Firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification Card.

#8 – James M. Brow, male, 45 y.o., 1000 blk Dover, Centralia, IL, – Marion County Warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substances (2 counts) and Possession of Methamphetamine

#9 – Demarco O. Bright, male, 42 y.o., 1800 blk Hassell Blvd, Champaign, IL, – Marion County Warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substance (3 counts)

#10 – Lindsay N. Brandt, female, 31 y.o., 800 blk S. Locust, Centralia, IL , – Marion County Warrant Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances and Delivery of Controlled Substances (2 counts)

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Salem Police Department also located and arrested Jonathaon G. Bryan, male, 40 y.o., 2000 blk Old Texas Road, Salem, IL – Marion County Warrant Delivery of Controlled Substances (3 counts).

Additional Arrests made incidental to warrant sweep:

#1 – Christopher B. Carroll, male, Marion County Warrant – Failure to Appear Driving While License Suspended, was taken to Marion County Jail

#2 – Brandi R. Heck, female, 28 y.o., 1200 blk N. Lighthaven, Opdyke, IL –  Charged with Possession of less than 5 grams methamphetamine and taken to Marion County Jail.