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Mt. Vernon Parolee Arrested on Meth, Fentanyl Charges

James Lockwood (Photo: WMIX, Mt. Vernon)

MT. VERNON (WMIX) – An early Friday morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Mt. Vernon man on meth and fentanyl delivery charges.

According to Mt. Vernon Detective Captain Vic Koontz, James Lockwood was a passenger in a vehicle stopped around 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of South Ninth Street.

Koontz says Lockwood was found in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of aggravated delivery of less than 15 grams of meth near a school, delivery of between 5 and 15 grams of meth and delivery of fentanyl.

At the time of his arrest, Lockwood was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a 2019 conviction for Class X felony delivery of meth. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was released to parole just three years after his conviction.

Lockwood was formally charged Friday afternoon in Jefferson County Court with Class 1 felony delivery of meth and Class 2 felony delivery of fentanyl.