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Five people were arrested in Mt. Vernon on drug related charges.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office High Risk Team served a drug search warrant early Thursday morning at a residence on South 24th Street in Mt. Vernon.

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A Randolph County man is headed to prison on methamphetamine charges.

The U.S. attorney says 35-year-old Jason Stoker of Chester received a 15-year federal prison sentence.

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A Jefferson County man will serve up to 17-years in federal prison on methamphetamine related charges.
The U-S Attorney's Office says 31-year old Robert Tate of Mt. Vernon was sentenced Thursday.  A jury convicted Tate following a two day trial on charges of manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in Jefferson County between February 2013 and June of last year.
 

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Three children under the age of five were removed from a home in Herrin Tuesday, after police say they were exposed to an active methamphetamine lab.