Couple arrested on drug charges during the execution of a search warrant by narcotics task force

Couple arrested on drug charges during the execution of a search warrant by narcotics task force

MT. VERNON, IL — Members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High-Risk Team executed a search warrant early Tuesday morning in the 8000 block of East Illinois Highway 148 that resulted in the arrests of a couple arrested in a raid just a few months ago.

According to police, the warrant was the result of an investigation by the joint Narcotics unit consisting of both agencies.

The two primary residents, 46-year-old Rhett L. Sloan and 46-year-old Maranda K. Sloan, were taken into custody during the operation and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

A search of the property revealed evidence and both Rhett and Maranda were charged with Possession of Drug Equipment and Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 grams with bail to be set by a judge.

Maranda Sloan was charged Thursday in Jefferson County Court with Class 3 felony possession of less than 5-grams of meth.

Rhett Sloan was charged in court Thursday with Class X felony delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth.

The couple was arrested in July 2019 when the High-Risk Team served a search warrant on their Highway 148 home stemming from another investigation.

Drug and firearms charges filed against the Sloans in the earlier raid are still pending in Jefferson County Court.

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