CPD, FBI execute drug-related search warrant on Centralia house

CENTRALIA — Centralia police, in cooperation with the FBI, executed a search warrant Thursday morning at a home in the 700 block of South Cherry in Centralia.

According to Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson, the warrant was the result of an ongoing drug investigation by Investigators from the Centralia Police department and FBI Task Force Officers.

700 block of South Cherry in Centralia
(Source: CPD)

Dodson says that during the search of the residence, additional drugs were located. Charges relating to this operation will be filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

This operation was the result of an ongoing investigation conducted by the FBI, and local Law Enforcement officers assigned to the Federal Drug Task Force.

This operation involved Agents from the Fairview Heights FBI office, Officers from the Carlyle Police Department, Clinton Co Sheriff’s Department, Salem Police Department, and the Centralia Police Department.

These types of operations are an example of local law enforcement working in partnership with Federal agencies to combat the drug problems in our area.

Further information regarding the identity of those arrested, exact charges or other details of the operation will be made by the US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois at a future date.