MOUNT VERNON — An ongoing drug operation between the Mount Vernon Police Department and Danville Police Department, which started in early 2009, came to an end Thursday with the arrest of 33-year-old Charles Wine of Danville.
Police say that during the course of the investigation they made several cocaine purchases from Wine in Mount Vernon and Danville.
On Thursday, officers made the arrest of Wine during a traffic stop on U.S. 62 in Danville with the use of the Danville K-9 officer Sgt. Tom Looney and his K-9 partner Lasko, Danville Police Chief Monte Vance, Mount Vernon detectives and Mount Vernon Municipal Court Probation.
Police recovered eight bags containing an undisclosed amount of cocaine, marijuana and a large sum of cash. The investigation revealed Wine was involved in the distribution of cocaine, both in the city of Mount Vernon as well as the village of Danville. Wine was taken into custody without incident and was remanded to the Knox County Jail for processing.
Vance commends the law enforcement agencies and their officers who were involved with this operation. Vance stated that drug trafficking has reached a point where it affects the smallest of communities such as Danville and his department is dedicated to doing what part it can in fighting for a safer community. Mount Vernon Police are members of the METRICH Task Force.