By BRUCE A. FASOL
Three Franklin County residents were among 17 people taken into custody as part of a multi-county drug sweep Tuesday. The sweep was conducted by various local police agencies, county authorities, State Police, and federal agencies such as DEA, and U.S. Marshall’s services. This is part of an ongoing investigation that also provided previous arrests last spring.
Taken into custody were: Sherri Gunter-Perkins 40, and Amber Scro-Cardwell 28, both of West Frankfort and Julie Woodlum 37, of Benton. These three county residents, and the other 14 arrested, are charged with providing psuedroephedrine pills, and methamphetamine manufacturing. All were previously indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury.
According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Leggens will handle prosecution in the case.