Centralia Man Charged Thursday With 10 Felonies Stemming From Early Wednesday Morning Drug Raid

Centralia Man Charged Thursday With 10 Felonies Stemming From Early Wednesday Morning Drug Raid

MARION COUNTY — A 25-year-old Centralia man was formally charged Thursday in Marion County Court with 10 felonies stemming from an early Wednesday morning raid on his Perrine Street residence.

Montia Ewing is facing two Class X felonies – one for the intent to deliver between 100 and 400 grams of cocaine and one for the delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of fentanyl. If convicted a Class X felony is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Ewing was also charged Thursday with Class 1 felony possession of between 100 and 400 grams of cocaine, Class 2 felony delivery of narcotics, four Class 3 felonies for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance.

Ewing was arrested Wednesday morning after Centralia police served a search warrant on his residence at 404 South Perrine in Centralia.

CPD officers, their high-risk team, and the high-risk team from three ILEAS regions executed the warrant. They initiated entry into the home with “flash bang” grenades and then kicked in the front and back doors to the home.

Their search reportedly revealed an AK47 type firearm, an altered 12 Gage shotgun, a fully loaded drum magazine, 26.4 grams of suspected Fentanyl, 169 Grams of cocaine, 13 ecstasy pills as well as approximately $10,500.00 in cash.

Police reports indicate Ewing was also running an illegal food service business out of the basement of his residence in violation of city ordinances and zoning laws. Investigators believe the business was a cover for laundering money.

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