BPD arrest 4 on numerous drug, weapons offenses

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The four men arrested are currently being held at the McLean County Jail. (Photo courtesy: Flickr)

By Heart of Illinois ABC

BLOOMINGTON –  A Bloomington Police SWAT and vice unit raid Monday resulted in the arrest of four men for possession of several drugs and guns.

Police executed the search warrant in the 1300 block of North Hershey Road, where police seized three handguns and one stolen handgun, as well as 146 grams of crack and powdered cocaine, 14 grams of meth, 4 grams of heroin, over 5 pounds of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of cash and other evidence related to drug sale activity, according to a release by the BPD.

The four men arrested are currently being held at the McLean County Jail.

Jerial M. Myrick, 24, of Bloomington was arrested on a number of drug-related charges, including the manufacturing and delivery of over 100 grams of cocaine and the delivery of meth, as well as the possession of a stolen firearm.

Javares L. Hudson, 19, of Normal, was arrested on a narcotics charge near a school and park zone.

Mark E. Baker, 20, of Bloomington, was arrested for the manufacturing and delivery of over 30 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of multiple weapons.

Derrick Bailey, 18, of Springfield, was arrested for numerous drug charges, including the manufacturing and delivery of heroin and cocaine, delivery of over 15 grams of meth, and possession of a stolen firearm.
Heart of Illinois ABC can be reached at News@WJBC.com.


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