CHARLESTON -- City police report that a 24-year-old Charleston man was arrested on several preliminary charges following the execution of a search warrant Oct. 1.
Sergio A. Norvell is accused of possession of cannabis with an intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance with an intent to deliver, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, police say.
According to their account, police officials reported that at the start of the month, officers from the Charleston Police Department assisted the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force in the execution of a search warrant at 1034 Ninth St. The search warrant yielded the seizure of nearly one pound of cannabis, suspected controlled substances, $1,800, and the recovery of firearms, according to police.
An arrest warrant was then granted for Norvell's arrest. Police say Norvell later turned himself in at the Coles County Sheriff's Department and is out on bond.
In a separate case, Lydia A. Hilgenberg, 28, of Charleston was picked up by police in connection with an incident involving Liridon Ilazi. According to police, this arrests coincides with the Ilazi's arrest. Ilazi was accused of being in possession of cocaine.
According to police, officers from the CPD assisted the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force in the execution of a search warrant Sept. 12 at 613 Monroe Ave. The execution of this search warrant resulted in the seizure of suspected cocaine from the residence, leading to Hilgenberg's arrest.
Hilgenberg was arrested on preliminary charges of manufacturing and delivering 15-100 grams cocaine, police said.