Two More Arrested In Drug Trafficking Sting

(CENTRALIA, IL) — As part of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of controlled substances in the community, the Centralia Police Department along with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Thursday at a Centralia home and arrested two subjects. According to Lt. Greg Dodson, law enforcement executed the search warrant at 1210 McKee Street in Centralia and arrested 58-year-old resident Anthonette M. Strowder, as well as 26-year-old Roosevelt M. Cooper-McGee, of 911 East Kell Street, in Centralia. Both Strowder and McGee were charged with delivery of a controlled substance. McGee was additionally charged with obstructing justice for allegedly attempting to destroy evidence. During the search a large amount of cash and drugs were reportedly seized. Both Strowder and McGee were transported to the Marion County Jail to await the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail. The operation leading to their arrests stems from an eight-month investigation into drug trafficking in the community. The first round of warrants was served June 2, with 10 people being arrested in Centralia and one arrested in Salem. Since that time four others have turned themselves in to authorities on various charges including delivery of controlled substances.