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St. Louis man facing drug-trafficking charge in Illinois

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Mark Day has been charged with drug trafficking. He allegedly tried to sell heroin in Washington Park Mark Day has been charged with drug trafficking. He allegedly tried to sell heroin in Washington Park
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(AP) — A 29-year-old St. Louis man is facing a felony drug-trafficking charge following accusations he had been selling heroin out of a vehicle in southwestern Illinois.

According to authorities, Mark Day had 2,600 doses of the drug, $6,000 in cash and three guns in his possession during his Friday arrest in Washington Park. Drug task force members believe he was selling capsules containing heroin for $10 to $20 to customers from his car window in Washington Park and East St. Louis. Police said Day and a juvenile were taken into custody.

“I would call this a mid-level bust, larger than a street level bust,” said Sergeant Derek Wise with Illinois State Police. “The drug buyers were lined up on the street. They drive up and deliver the dope, almost like a drive through operation.”

Day has been charged with a drug-trafficking felony that carries a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison.

Online court documents don't list an attorney for Day. He's being held at the St. Clair County Jail on $500,000 bail.

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