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Mt. Vernon pair facing drug, gun charges

Jennifer Y. Hernandez (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department) Jennifer Y. Hernandez (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)
Torrence D. Jones (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department) Torrence D. Jones (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) -

A man and woman from Mount Vernon, Illinois were arrested on Friday, Dec. 5 after authorities executed a search warrant.

Torrence D. Jones, 22, was charged with possession of a firearm by a gang member, manufacture/delivery of cocaine, manufacture/delivery of cannabis, armed violence and illegal possession of ammunition.

Jennifer Y. Hernandez, 30, was charged with possession of a firearm without a FOID card, armed violence, manufacture/delivery of cocaine and manufacture/delivery of cannabis.

According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, around 10:40 a.m. they and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department High Risk Team executed a search warrant at a home on South 18th Street.

Police say during the search they found crack cocaine, cannabis and a loaded handgun.

Jones and Hernandez were taken to the Jefferson County Justice Center with their bonds to be set.

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