CENTRALIA, IL — The Centralia Police Department took part Thursday in the execution of simultaneous search warrants in conjunction with the FBI Drug Task Force.
Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson says the warrants were in relation to an on-going drug trafficking investigation inside the city of Centralia. The CPD’s High Risk Tactical Team executed the search warrant at a residence located in the 600 block of Howard Street. At the exact same time the Springfield FBI SWAT team executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of N. Maple Street. Dodson says that during the search of the residences, a large quantity of drugs and cash were located, as well as several firearms.
A 52-year-old Centralia man was taken into custody and will be arraigned on charges stemming from this warrant by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois in East St Louis Friday or Monday.
Dodson says these types of operations are an example of local law enforcement working in partnership with Federal agencies to combat the drug problems in the area.
Further information regarding the exact charges or other details of the operation will be made by the US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois at a future date.