Five arrested at Mt. Vernon apartment when search reveals heroin, meth

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Five people were arrested Tuesday morning when the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 600 block of Main Street in Mt. Vernon.

The search warrant was obtained through an investigation conducted by the MVPD Narcotics Division, with the assistance of the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s office when an investigation indicated that heroin was being sold from the residence.

Five subjects were taken into custody as the residence was secured before a search was conducted by the Narcotics Division.

A search of the residence revealed quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, cannabis and drug equipment.

Those arrested were:

John McCowen, 47-years-old, for two counts alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver, possession of hypodermic syringe and possession of drug equipment.

Duston McCowen, 32-years-old, for two counts alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug equipment.

Megan Pigg, 37-years-old for two counts alleged possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug equipment.

Elisha Hayes, 32-years-old for two counts alleged possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug equipment.

Jennifer Burke, 45-years-old for two counts alleged possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug equipment.

All five were transported to the Jefferson County Jail where they remain awaiting the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.