High Risk Team arrests Mt. Vernon woman on drug charges, other arrests expected

MOUNT VERNON — A 50-year-old Mt. Vernon woman was arrested early Thursday morning after the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team executed search warrants at two Mt. Vernon residences.

Yulanda Nelson was located and arrested when a search warrant was executed at #49 Pecan Court. Nelson was arrested for alleged possession of controlled substances and possession of drug equipment. She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where she awaits the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.

The High Risk Team also executed a second warrant at 608 South 15th Street. After the residences were secured a search was conducted by Narcotics Division Detectives. The search at 608 S 15 TH street resulted in the discovery of narcotics and a loaded firearm. The search of #49 Pecan Ct. resulted in the discovery of quantities of cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia, and resulted in Nelson’s arrest.

The search warrants were obtained through investigations by the MVPD / JCSO Narcotics Division, with the assistance of the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s office. The warrants were signed by the Honorable Judge Jo Beth Weber.

The investigation indicated that controlled substances were being sold from the residences.The investigation is on-going and more arrests are anticipated.