• Free on bail, two Mt. Vernon men arrested on meth charges

    by  • March 26, 2014 • News

    Two men who were subjects in a Mt. Vernon drug sweep in May have again been arrested, this time on a string of methamphetamine related felonies. meth arrests

    According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Joint Narcotics Division on Sunday arrested 46-year-old Larry W. York and 51-year-old Kenneth L. Badgett, both of Mt. Vernon, based upon a report.

    Both York and Badgett were already awaiting trial on Class 1 felony charges of distributing narcotics near a school, public housing, or park.

    They were charged Wednesday in Jefferson County court with Class 1 felony manufacture of less than 15 grams of meth, possession of less than 15 grams of a meth precursor, possession of meth manufacturing material and delivery of less than 5 grams meth – Class 2 felonies.

    Bail for both men was set Wednesday at $75,000, but an arrest warrant on York called for a $10,000 bail, making his total bail $85,000 and a warrant on Badgett for failure to appear added an additional $5,000 to his total bail.

    Hoffman says if York and Badgett are convicted in both cases, because they were free on bail at the time of Sunday’s arrests, they would have to serve both sentences consecutively.