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Three Sets of Arrests Sends Six to Jail on Drug Charges in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – A long day of drug busts Wednesday sees six people arrested by the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Joint Narcotics Unit.

The day began around 6 a.m. with members of the MVPD/JCSO High Risk Team (HRT) securing a residence at 320 South 2nd Street in Mt. Vernon. During a search of the home, detectives located quantities of methamphetamine and Fentanyl. As a result of this search warrant, 58-year-old Robert D. Cates was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams. Also arrested at the 2nd Street residence was 52-year-old Carrie R. Havansek on charges of possession with intent to deliver 1 to 15 grams of Fentanyl, possession with intent to deliver a look a like substance, possession of drug equipment and possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams. Havansek was also wanted on a Clinton County warrant for failure to appear.

Later in the day just after 1 p.m., narcotics detectives came into contact with 36-year-old Joseph C. Frazier at 2nd and Casey. It was determined that Frazier was in possession of Fentanyl. Frazier was taken into custody on a charge of possession of Fentanyl with intent to deliver.

Narcotics detectives and patrol officers observed subjects in a vehicle on the parking lot of the Pilot Truck Stop at 4610 Broadway in Mt. Vernon at nearly 3 p.m. During their investigation, officers located additional quantities of Fentanyl, controlled substances and determined two occupants had warrants for theirs arrests. Thirty-one-year-old Shaina S. Rodgers was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle. Twenty-five-year-old Malayla M. Vanavery was arrested for possession of heroin with intent to deliver. Vanavery also had a Jefferson County warrant for failure to appear on a possession of a controlled substance charge. Bond on the warrant was set at $15,000. And finally, 34-year-old Odel W. Moore was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He also had a $20,000 bond on a Jefferson County warrant as a petition to revoke probation.