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Seven arrested on felony drug charges in Mt. Vernon on Thursday 

Seven arrested on felony drug charges in Mt. Vernon on Thursday 

Three separate incidents in Mt. Vernon on Thursday led to a total of seven drug arrests.

Three Mt. Vernon residents were arrested on gun and weapon charges after a search warrant was executed on a home at 2514 Casey Avenue in Mt. Vernon Thursday morning.

Members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High-Risk Team secured the home without incident and a firearm, ammunition, drug equipment and quantities of methamphetamine were seized and made three arrests.

Those taken into custody are 33-year-old Lavell Phyfiher of the Casey Street address for possession with intent to deliver 5 to 15 grams of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, obstructing justice, and armed violence.   57-year-old Ruby Hall of the Casey Street address and 55-year-old Timothy Welty of South 19th in Mt. Vernon were both arrested for possession of under five grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug equipment.   Police say additional charges are pending.

A juvenile female runaway was found at the home and taken into protective custody.

Meanwhile, three other Mt. Vernon residents face drug possession charges following a traffic stop at Motel 6 on South 44th Street.   31-year-old Donald Cook of East Davis Road and 35-year-old Nicholas Decker of South 21st were both arrested for possession of under five grams of methamphetamine.  24-year-old Lesa Oliver of East Bakerville Road was arrested for possession of a hypodermic syringe.   As a result of the traffic stop, a search warrant was executed on a room at Motel Six where quantities of methamphetamine and heroin were allegedly found.

An attempted traffic stop and later foot chase led to the arrest of a 23-year-old Mt. Vernon man on an outstanding Jefferson County failure to appear warrant as well as new charges.   Ashton Gill of Tea Rose Lane was allegedly found in possession of meth and drug equipment leading to new charges of possession of meth, possession of drug equipment, and resisting arrest.  The original warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of meth and aggravated fleeing and eluding has a bond of $60,000.