Franklin County residents face drug charges


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.

Logan woman sentenced to prison for drug offenses


Ada Mocaby, 24, of Logan will serve two, 3-year prison terms following her conviction on a methamphetamine related offense, as well as bringing drugs into a penal institution. The cases were investigated by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Mocaby was sentenced Friday. After the prison terms, Mocaby will serve a 2-year period of mandatory supervised release.

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