CRIME

Pair allegely sold drugs in Galva, Bishop Hill

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

The Illinois State Police Blackhawk Area Task Force, in conjunction with the Kewanee Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, arrested two Henry County residents on drug-related charges on July 29.

Deaundre Keon Howell, 18, Galva, was arrested after turning himself in at Kewanee Police Department.

He was charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church (Class X felony), four counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (Class 1 felony) and four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Class 4 felony).

Jodi Jolynn Petty, 23, 200 Fairview Homes, Kewanee, was arrested at the Henry County Courthouse in Cambridge.

She was charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

According to authorities, the arrests come after Howell and Petty delivered crack and powder cocaine to an Illinois State Police informant several times in May and June while in Bishop Hill, Galva and Kewanee.