Man Arrested in Mt. Vernon on Gun and Drug Charges
One person is in custody after the Mt Vernon Police Department / Jefferson County Joint Narcotics Unit served a search warrant on South 7th Street in Mt Vernon on Thursday morning.
The suspect and resident of the home, 32-year-old Demario Bell, was arrested.
During a search of the residence, narcotics detectives found approximately 38 grams of crack cocaine, a loaded, stolen handgun from Centralia and narcotics packaging materials.
Bell was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm by a Felon, Armed Habitual Criminal, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Armed Violence.
He's incarcerated in the Jefferson County Justice Center.