MT. VERNON – Four people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday when the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County High-Risk Team and Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Tactical Team served a Jefferson County search warrant at a Bluford home.
According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers served the warrant at 319 North Poplar in Bluford and arrested 39-year-old Rose A. McCormick, on charges of Aggravated Delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of Methamphetamine 15 – 100 Grams, Aggravated Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Equipment and Aggravated Delivery of Fentanyl.
Forty-one-year-old Robert E. Newbury was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (fentanyl), Possession of Drug Equipment, and a St. Louis County Warrant for Felony Theft.
Sixty-nine-year-old Cynthia D. Bruce was arrested on a charge of Possession with Intent to Deliver Less than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine; and 44-year-old Jon R. Hartman was arrested on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Less than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) and Possession of Drug Equipment.
The search warrant was obtained after an investigation from the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit revealed illegal narcotics were being sold from the Bluford home.
During the investigation, narcotics detectives were reportedly able to purchase quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine from the primary suspect, Rose Ann McCormick.
The two tactical teams were able to secure the four subjects, the home, outbuildings, and various vehicles without incident.
During a search of the property, detectives reportedly located quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, drug equipment, currency, and property believed to be stolen from a Jefferson County burglary.
All four subjects were taken to the Jefferson County Jail with bond to be set.