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Local drug group makes cocaine bust in Herrin

Posted by on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 @ 6:31 pm.

HERRIN, Ill. - Published reports indicate that the cocaine flow in the Williamson County city of Herrin will slow some.

Earlier today (Wednesday, August 14), Southern Illinois Enforcement Group was assisted by the Herrin Police Department in the execution of a narcotics search warrant at a residence located in the 700 block of N. 6th Street in Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.

During the search, Agents seized approximately 50.3 grams of cocaine, digital scale, and U.S. Currency. Joseph Hart, age 25, was placed under arrest for unlawful possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver and was transported to the Williamson County jail. This investigation is currently ongoing.

The Southern Illinois Enforcement Group (SIEG) is multi-jurisdictional unit which is comprised of agents from the Illinois State Police, Herrin Police Department and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. Contributing members of the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group are Cambria Police Department Carterville Police Department, Crainville Police Department, Creal Springs Police Department, Energy Police Department, Johnston City Police Department, and Pittsburg Police Department.


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