Midnight bust nabs alleged drug dealer; cocaine involved
SALINE CO.—A familiar face in Harrisburg is behind bars once again after Saline County lawmen were busy late last night into the wee hours of this morning capturing a man they have been on the lookout for for the past couple of days.
Sources close to the family have informed Disclosure that Cecil Gulley, 50, was taken into custody at his daughter’s home located at 100 East Park St., Harrisburg at midnight (01.21.11) by members of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Harrisburg Police Department.
While members of the family voiced displeasure at the hour of the arrest, police sources indicate the timing was nothing more than happenstance.
“Gulley has been fairly elusive over the past several months during the investigation leading up to this arrest,” the source said. “The warrant came down a couple days ago and this just happened to be the first opportunity to pin him down.”
Lawmen at the scene said Gulley offered no resistance with the exception of “running his mouth” as one of the officers later described. (Apparently there was no use of his infamous walking cane, as happened with a previous arrest last March after mob action at his house).
He was taken into custody by Illinois State Police Inspector David Blazier and booked on formal charges including two counts of Class X felony Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine; one count of Class 1 felony Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Delivery of Hydrocodone.
Sources indicate that Gulley also had pseudoephedrine in his possession at the time of his arrest but has not been charged for it as of yet.
Gulley is well-known for his varied criminal history in Harrisburg, as well as his ‘friendliness’ with other well-known criminal names in Saline County, including Arnulfo Fonseca. In fact, when Fonseca was up on murder charges in 2007, Gulley, then in DOC, wrote to Fonseca sister Connie, opining on his views of the Jade Winston murder in Carrier Mills, a murder which remains unsolved but which the finger of blame has has been pointed at other ‘burg lowlifes, the Curtises, Jason and John C. Jr. (John C. having yet to be sentenced for the killing of Toby Jump; see related posts).
Gulley is currently being held in the Saline County Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond.
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