Man Arrested, Facing Drug and Gun Charges in Marion

Man Arrested, Facing Drug and Gun Charges in Marion

MARION, IL — Marion Police Tuesday conducted an initiative with a focus on violent crimes and areas in which “shots fired” have been reported.

According to a Marion Police press release, the initiative was comprised of detectives and officers from the Narcotics Unit, Investigations, Patrol and Canine Divisions.

During the detail a traffic stop was conducted in the 500 block of South Court Street after an observed traffic infraction. The driver, 20-year-old Jyrin L. Blair, was observed to have suspected loose cannabis lying on his lap. An additional search of Blair and the vehicle he was driving resulted in the seizure of a loaded, semi-automatic firearm and suspected MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine).

Blair was arrested without incident and taken to the Williamson County Jail.

The Williamson County States Attorney’s office Wednesday issued charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Blair is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

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