BLUFORD, IL — Two Bluford residents were taken into custody Friday morning by the Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team and Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Tactical Team. The teams served a Jefferson County search warrant at 319 North Poplar Street in Bluford that was issued as a result of a narcotics investigation conducted by the joint task force.

Tactical team members were able to secure the home and property without incident and arrested the resident 45-year-old Chad E. Pepple on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine Less than 5 Grams and Possession of Drug Equipment. During their search of the residence and property, the HRT team and narcotics detectives located heroin, methamphetamine, and drug equipment. Additionally, 38-year-old Rose A. McCormick was taken into custody and is incarcerated in the Jefferson County Justice Center on charges of Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Equipment.

Bond for both subjects is to be set in court.