Mt. Vernon Man Arrested On Heroin Charges

(MT. VERNON, IL) — A Mt. Vernon man has been arrested for possession of heroin with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities charged 60 year old Eddie G. Bennett Thursday after finding packaged heroin inside a residence in the 2100 block of Conger Avenue during a narcotics search warrant execution by the MVPD/JCSO High Risk Team. While serving the warrant, authorities determined that Bennett was inside the residence along with quantities of heroin packaged for delivery. Bennett was transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center for the filing of charges and the setting of bond.