(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.