MT. VERNON, IL — Members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force Narcotics Unit began their Thursday around 6:30am by serving a search warrant at a residence on Casey Avenue in Mt. Vernon. Three people were arrested based on an investigation of drugs being sold and weapons possessed illegally at this home.
Two of the suspects were residents of the home, 33-year-old Lavell Phyfiher was taken into custody on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver between 5-15 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Obstructing Justice and Armed Violence.
The other Casey Ave. resident, 57-year-old Ruby L. Hall, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 Grams and Possession of Drug Equipment.
55-year-old Timothy l. Welty of 19th Street in Mt. Vernon was also at the home and was taken into custody on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine Under 5 grams and Possession of Drug Equipment.
A juvenile female runaway was located in the Casey Avenue home. Officers took protective custody of her and the Division of Child and Family Services was notified.
Members of the narcotics unit performed a search of the residence and located a firearm, ammunition, drug equipment and quantities of methamphetamine. Additional charges may be pending.