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Single Vehicle Crash Leads to Mt. Vernon Man’s Drug Arrest

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday afternoon to a report of a single vehicle crash in the area of East Illinois Hwy 15 west of Dutch Lane that resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old Mt. Vernon man on drug charges.

Upon arrival and initial investigation, the driver of the crashed 1992 Mercedes was determined to be Xavier M. Wesley of Mt. Vernon.

He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by Litton Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Further investigation at the crash site revealed Wesley was in possession of illegal drugs. Members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit responded to assist.

The vehicle was towed from the crash site. Upon release from the hospital, Wesley was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

He was lodged with bond to be set by a judge on the felony charge of Manufacture/Delivery 100 to 400 grams of cocaine. Wesley is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.