JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 33-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession.

Xavier M. Wesley
(Source: JCSO)

Xavier M. Wesley was arrested in February when members of the Mt Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High-Risk Team served a knock and announce search warrant at 2310 Logan in Mt Vernon.

The warrant was secured when an investigation by the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Joint Narcotics Unit indicated illegal narcotics were being sold from the residence.

During their search of the home, detectives located quantities of cocaine, cannabis, drug equipment, and packaging materials. Wesley was subsequently charged in Jefferson County Court with Class 1 felony possession of cocaine.

He was already facing a 2021 Class 1 felony charge in Jefferson County Court for possessing between 100 and 400 grams of heroin. That charge was dismissed in court Wednesday per the plea agreement on the 2022 case.