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Two Mt. Vernon Men Arrested on Drug Charges Friday

Photo: WMIX, Mt. Vernon

Lamar Williams (Photo: WMIX, Mt. Vernon)

Darin M. Carpenter (Photo: WMIX, Mt. Vernon)

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon men were taken into custody on drug charges Friday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team.

A knock-and-announce search warrant was served for 40-year-old Lamar Williams at 609 S. 22nd St. as part of an on-going narcotic investigation in the area. After the residence was secured, members of the joint narcotics unit along with detectives conducted a search locating quantities of methamphetamine, cannabis, drug equipment and currency.

Williams is incarcerated in the Jefferson County Justice Center with bond still to be set on charges of possession of 15-100 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of 30-500 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of drug equipment.

The second incident was at 49 Rolling Meadows in rural Mt. Vernon. Investigators located evidence inside the home of 22-year-old Darin M. Carpenter on the felony charge of possession of under 5 grams of methamphetamine. He was taken to the Jefferson County Justice Center and held with bond to be set by a judge.