SLIDESHOW: Ten people arrested in Jefferson Co., IL drug investi - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

SLIDESHOW: Ten people arrested in Jefferson Co., IL drug investigation

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Ten people have been arrested and are facing drug charges, in connection to an ongoing drug investigation in Jefferson County, Illinois.

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On November 18 members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department began searching for and arresting several people wanted on drug related warrants throughout Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County.

The warrants were issued by the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s office after around six months of on-going investigations.

A total of 23 people were being sought on drug related charges which include the following:

  • Eleven people wanted on meth related charges
  • Two people wanted on cannabis related charges
  • One person wanted on prescription drug related charges
  • Three people wanted on heroin related charges
  • Four people wanted on crack cocaine related charges
  • One person wanted on unlawful sale of stolen firearms charges
  • One person wanted on delivery of a look-a-like substance charges

As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, ten suspects have been arrested.

Cheyenna M. Downs, 23, was arrested and is being charged with possession of methamphetamine precursor.

Donald A. Weston, 34, was arrested and is being charged with possession of methamphetamine precursor.

Fernandus D. Jones, 39, was arrested and is being charged with delivery of a controlled substance (heroin).

Jeffrey S. Moore, 48, was arrested and is being charged with possession of a methamphetamine precursor.

Melissa J. Butler, 48, was arrested and is being charged with purchase of a methamphetamine precursor without a prescription.

Michael D. Glenn, 39, was arrested and is being charged with delivery of a look a like substance.

Rodney J. Starr, 41, was arrested and is being charged with possession of a methamphetamine precursor and possession of methamphetamine.

Amanda S. York, 32, was arrested and is being charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin).

April D. Scott, 33, was arrested and is being charged with purchase of a methamphetamine precursor without a prescription.

Athena M. Owens, 32, was arrested and is being charged with possession of a methamphetamine precursor and possession of methamphetamine.

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